Ireland unveils plan to revitalise rail freight

Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail-IR) has launched a Rail Freight 2040 Strategy to revitalise the market for freight and increase the mode’s share from its current low base. Rail Freight 2040 envisages a five-fold increase in the number of rail freight services, to over 100 a week across the network. IR would seek funding from the European Commission and including the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency as well as the Irish government to ... [+]

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