Departing Chief Executive, David Franks, discusses a positive outlook for Irish Rail with TONY MILES

The 11.20 Dublin to Belfast ‘Enterprise’ races through Howth Junction on its way north on 20 February 2018. The plan to extend DART north to Drogheda and at the same time go hourly with the Enterprise service poses an infrastructure improvement challenge on this two-track railway. Tony Miles

Significant rail improvements – including suburban electrification, main line upgrading and new rolling stock – are included in the Irish Government’s 2018-27 National Development Plan, published in February.

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