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Investment in Iarnród Éireann

Iarnród Éireann is planning for the medium to long term development of the railway.

This section outlines future developments of the railway.Iarnród Éireann is continuing to invest in our rail network and services. Investment in recent years has delivered major benefits, including:

  • Renewed infrastructure, including track, signalling, and other infrastructure
  • New Intercity, Commuter and DART fleet
  • New stations, and upgraded existing stations, including improved accessibility
  • New rail lines, including Cork-Midleton, Ennis-Athenry, Clonsilla-M3 Parkway

Further investment is planned to continue the development of the rail network. However, some major projects have been deferred due to reduction in capital expenditure, which are indicated below.

For further details on outstanding individual Iarnród Éireann projects under the investment programme, please click on the relevant links below:

DART Underground

The DART Underground rail line will complete the trebling of the Greater Dublin area's rail service capacity from 33 million passenger journeys annually now to 100 million passenger journeys upon completion.

Kildare Route Project Phase 2

The overall objective of the project is to facilitate increased capacity and frequency between the new DART Underground station at Inchicore and Hazelhatch/Celbridge station. PROJECT DEFERRED

Navan Railway Line

This project would see  extend the existing line from M3 Parkway station to Navan. The proposed extension will consist of 34 km of railway line. PROJECT DEFERRED

National & Commuter Fleet Investment

The InterCity Railcar fleet has transformed quality, comfort and frequency levels right across the national rail network. Please click here for a full schedule of our fleet renewal plan.

City Centre Resignalling

This project will meet the ever increasing demand for rail transport by increasing the capacity and frequency of trains through Dublin City Centre. 

Reilly's Level Crossing - Upgrade

The purpose of the upgrade is to allow the construction of a grade separated crossing, involving the construction of an overbridge adjacent to Reilly’s Bridge on the Ratoath Road.

Rail Vision 2030

Iarnród Éireann is planning for the medium to long term development of the railway. This report outlines future development of the railway.

Luas Cross City

Construction has started on Luas Cross City – Dublin’s new light rail link. It is not anticipated that there will be any disruptions to Iarnród Éireann services throughout this project.