DART+ The DART+ Programme Preliminary Business Case has received Cabinet approval
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The DART+ Programme Preliminary Business Case has received Cabinet approval

08.12.2021

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

The DART+ Programme Preliminary Business Case was approved today (Tuesday 7th December) by the Cabinet at its weekly meeting.

This is a hugely significant milestone for the future of our company, and I want to thank and congratulate all those colleagues who have worked so hard to bring the Programme to this point.

We all know that the DART+ Programme is set to transform our railway: double the capacity of the Greater Dublin Area network, and treble the electrification on our network. Its benefits will extend far beyond the GDA also, as infrastructure improvements and the cascading of the ICR fleet will enable us to deliver more for our national network too.

Specifically, today’s approval enables us to move to a Railway Order process for DART+ West in the New Year, which will include our new fleet maintenance centre west of Maynooth.

There’ll be more good news to come soon, and more hard work as we deliver this and other elements of the Programme. But for now, we can celebrate a day which we will be able to look back at as the beginning of a new era for rail transport in Ireland - right at the centre of our sustainably mobility and climate action solutions.

Jim Meade, Chief Executive

For more information please see - https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/e9619-government-approves-dart-programme/

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