All-island rail review recommends more frequent trains and additional routes

25-year plan calls for an increase to rail-freight capacity to take more trucks off roads

Eamon Ryan, the Minister for Transport, has said new rail freight services could be running “within the next year or two”. Picture: Derick Hudson

A strategic review of Ireland’s rail network has submitted the first draft of its 25-year plan that includes provisions for more frequent services and additional routes.

Eamon Ryan, the Minister for Transport, brought report of the first all-island strategic rail review (AISRR) to Cabinet on Tuesday.

The review, which includes 30 recommendations on developing a rail network for the benefit of commuters, businesses communities, and the environment, examines electrification of the rail network.

It advised ...