Did you know…
- Compared to cars and airplanes, trains emit between 66 and 75 percent fewer carbon emissions.
- The most recent EPA report, released in July, showed that Ireland’s national greenhouse gas emissions reduced by 1.9 per cent in 2022 (compared with 2021)
The current state of Ireland’s rail network
- Rail passenger numbers down by 28% on pre-pandemic levels last year
- In 2022, the number of journeys taken on Irish Rail services was just under 36 million, down 28 per cent on the comparable figure for 2019 but significantly up on 2020 and 2021 when the totals were 17.9 million and 17.4 million respectively.
- According to the All Island Rail Review, Ireland’s rail network suffers from significant deficiencies, including inadequate coverage, low service frequencies, and slower speeds compared to similar rail systems.
What are the aims of the All Island Rail Review:
- To contribute to decarbonisation, to improve connectivity between the island’s major cities, to enhance regional and rural accessibility, encourage sustainable mobility, foster economic activity and achieve economic and financial feasibility
Here’s a few websites if you want to know more !