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DART+ Fleet Project

To support the expansion in rail services planned under the National Development Plan 2021 to 2030 and to meet the infrastructural capacity increases delivered by the DART+ Programme, additional rolling stock is required. Iarnród Éireann, supported by the National Transport Authority (NTA) and in partnership with railcar provider Alstom, have provision to commission up to 750 electric/battery electric powered vehicles over a 10-year timescale. This order represents the purchase of the largest and most sustainable public transport fleet in Irish history.

Welcome to the DART+ Programme

The DART+ Programme will revolutionise travel in the Greater Dublin Area. It will see the DART network grow from its current 50km in length to over 150km. Bringing DART travel with all its benefits to new and existing communities. It will promote multi modal transit, active transport, boost regional connectivity and make public transport the preferred option for more and more people.

Projects

Here you will find links to the main projects that encompass the DART+ Programme.

DART+ News

Latest News about DART+ Programme.

20.12.2021

Public consultation round 2 on the preferred option for the DART+ South West is now closed.

Iarnród Éireann have now concluded the 2nd round of a non-statutory public consultation on the preferred option for DART+ South West project.

13.12.2021

Iarnród Éireann sign contract for largest and most sustainable fleet in Irish public transport history

French supplier Alstom awarded DART+ Fleet contract for up to 750 new rail carriages over 10 years

08.12.2021

The DART+ Programme Preliminary Business Case has received Cabinet approval

The DART+ Programme Preliminary Business Case was approved on Tuesday 7th December by the Irish Government

11.10.2021

Public consultation round 2 on the preferred option for the DART+ West is now closed.

Iarnród Éireann have now concluded the 2nd round of a non-statutory public consultation on the preferred option for DART+ West project.

25.05.2021

Update on DART+ West Preferred Option at Coolmine

We are now preparing for a second round of public consultation for the DART+ West project, which is due to launch in July 2021. In advance of the launch of these consultation, Iarnród Éireann is announcing that the Preferred Option for DART+ West at Coolmine is significantly different to that previously proposed. As an alternative to the provision of a new vehicular bridge, the DART+ West Preferred Option proposes to upgrade road junctions and re-route traffic on the existing road network by using the existing railway crossing points at Diswellstown Viaduct and Castleknock Bridge. Click here for more details.

12.05.2021

DART+ South West Public Consultation begins

DART+ South West: public consultation begins to extend DART from Heuston to Hazelhatch incl Phoenix Park tunnel. Rail customer capacity to quadruple under transformative project.

09.02.2021

Arup is appointed to assist in design of DART+ Coastal

Arup have been appointed as multi-disciplinary design consultants for the DART+ Coastal projects.

Project Sponsors

The DART+ Programme is being implemented by Iarnród Éireann as part of Project Ireland 2040 and the NTA's Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area (2016-2035).

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