Irish Rail sells off freight equipment

Irish Rail is selling off almost 20 per cent of its freight equipment, following the loss of its transport contract with Guinness.

23rd September, 2006

Irish Rail is selling off almost 20 per cent of its freight equipment, following the loss of its transport contract with Guinness.

The equipment, which includes containers and keg pallets, tractor units and various trailers, was posted for public tender last week.

The rail company considers it surplus to requirements after it failed to renew the lucrative Guinness contract. The 1.3million annual kegs of stout are now being transported around the country by road by Shannon...

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