Javascript is disabled. Please enable javascript to view images and advanced functionality
Social MediaSummary
Did You Mean: Mark 4 (Iarnród Éireann)InterCity (Iarnród Éireann)Commuter (Iarnród Éireann)

Add research to Iarnród Éireann by attaching materials such as relevant webpages, videos, images or pdf documents here


Iarnród Éireann on Social Media

Iarnród Éireann Summary

Parastatal rail transport organisation of Ireland

Iarnród Éireann also known as Iarnrod Eireann   IE   Irish Rail  

Iarnród Éireann (Irish pronunciation: [ˈiəɾˠnˠɾˠoːdˠ ˈeːɾʲən̪ˠ]), also known as Irish Rail in English, is the operator of the national railway network of Ireland. Established on 2 February 1987, it is a subsidiary of Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ). It operates all internal InterCity, Commuter, DART and freight railway services in the Republic of Ireland, and, jointly with Northern Ireland Railways, the Enterprise service between Dublin and Belfast. In 2018, IÉ carried 48 million passengers, up from 45.5 million in 2017. Until 2013 Ireland was the only European Union state that had not implemented EU Directive 91/440 and related legislation, having derogated its obligation to split train operations and infrastructure businesses, and allow open access by private companies to the rail network. A consultation on the restructuring of Iarnród Éireann took place in 2012. The derogation ended on 14 March 2013 when the company was split in 2 sectors: Railway Undertaking and Infrastructure Manager.

Website Menu