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750 New DART Carriages Announced With Added Family & Bike Space


03:41 13 Dec 2021

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If you get the DART regularly - you could be in for an upgrade.

A new deal has been signed today to add 750 new DART carriages to the network.

These will include 95 electrically-powered units that will enter the service from 2025.

The new carriages will be more spacious and accessible and will serve the Greater Dublin area.

Irish Rail has billed it as the 'largest and most sustainable fleet in Irish public transport history.'

Iarnród Éireann says they’ll be completely open inside and make it easier for wheelchairs and buggies.

They'll be able to extend DART lines before the need for electricity lines overhead.

Another new feature will be the added value for family travelling and bikes onboard.

There'll be dedicated family and bike storage areas onboard for those seeking them.

Other additions to the new DART carriages include charging facilities for phones and e-scooters.

Original report by Emma Tyrell. 

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