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National Development Plan
National Development Plan
National Development Plan
(NDP, Irish: Plean Forbartha Náisiúnta) was the title given by the Irish Government
Irish Government
to a scheme of organised large-scale expenditure on (mainly) national infrastructure. The first five-year plan ran from 1988 to 1993, the second was a six-year plan from 1994 to 1999 and the third ran as a seven-year plan from 2000 to 2006. A fourth National Development Plan
National Development Plan
ran from 2007 to 2011 (spending €70 million a day every day during this period). The main elements of the third plan were the development of a national motorway network between the major cities in Ireland. The upgrading of the rail network was a secondary scheme. In November 2011, the Government announced that the National Development Plan was to be succeeded by a Capital Investment Plan. This scheme began on 1 January 2012 and ran until 31 December 2015
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Transport In Ireland
Transport
Transport
or transportation is the movement of humans, animals and goods from one location to another. Modes of transport
Modes of transport
include air, land (rail and road), water, cable, pipeline and space. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles and operations. Transport
Transport
is important because it enables trade between people, which is essential for the development of civilizations. Transport
Transport
infrastructure consists of the fixed installations including roads, railways, airways, waterways, canals and pipelines and terminals such as airports, railway stations, bus stations, warehouses, trucking terminals, refueling depots (including fueling docks and fuel stations) and seaports
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Multiple Unit
A multiple-unit train or simply multiple unit (MU) is a self-propelled train composed of one or more carriages joined together, which when coupled to another multiple unit can be controlled by a single driver.[1] Although most multiple units consist of several carriages, single self-propelled carriages (also called railcars, rail motor coaches or railbuses) are multiple-units if they are capable of operating with others. Multiple units are classified by their power source and are of two main types: electric multiple unit (EMU) or diesel multiple unit (DMU)
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Development Planning
Urban planning is a technical and political process concerned with the development and use of land, planning permission, protection and use of the environment, public welfare, and the design of the urban environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas, such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks.[1] Urban planning is also referred to as urban and regional planning, regional planning, town planning, city planning, rural planning, urban development or some combination in various areas worldwide. It is considered an interdisciplinary field that includes social, engineering and design sciences. Urban planning is closely related to the field of urban design and some urban planners provide designs for streets, parks, buildings and other urban areas.[2] Urban planning guides orderly development in urban, suburban and rural areas
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Rail Transport In Ireland
Heavy Rail services in Ireland
Ireland
(InterCity, commuter and freight) are provided by Iarnród Éireann
Iarnród Éireann
in the Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
and by Northern Ireland Railways
Northern Ireland Railways
in Northern Ireland. Most routes in the Republic radiate from Dublin. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
has suburban routes from Belfast
Belfast
and two main InterCity lines, to Derry and cross-border to Dublin. The accompanying map of the current railway network shows lines that are fully operational (in red), carrying freight only traffic (in black) and with dotted black lines those which have been "mothballed" (i.e. closed to traffic but potentially easily re-openable)
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Dublin Area Rapid Transit
The Dublin
Dublin
Area Rapid Transit system, officially and popularly known as the DART, is an electrified rapid transit railway network serving the coastline and city centre of Dublin, capital city of the Republic of Ireland. The service makes up the core of Dublin's suburban railway network, stretching from Greystones, County Wicklow
County Wicklow
at its southernmost terminus to Howth
Howth
and Malahide
Malahide
in north County Dublin. The DART serves 31 stations and consists of 53 kilometres of track, and carries in the region of 16 million passengers per year.[1] The DART system has operated as an electrified railway since 1984 when it was established by Córas Iompair Éireann to replace an ageing fleet of diesel-powered locomotives. With the disbanding of CIÉ, the running of the service was taken over in 1987 by Iarnród Éireann, Ireland's national rail operator
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Dublin Connolly Railway Station
Dublin
Dublin
Connolly (Irish: Stáisiún Uí Chonghaile) is one of the main railway stations in Dublin, Ireland, and is a focal point in the Irish route network. Opened in 1844 as Dublin
Dublin
Station, the ornate facade has a distinctive Italianate tower at its centre. On the North side of the River Liffey, it provides InterCity and commuter services to the north, north-west, south-east and south-west. The North-South Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART) service also passes through the station
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Rolling Stock
The term rolling stock in rail transport industry originally referred to any vehicles that move on a railway. It has since expanded to include the wheeled vehicles used by businesses on roadways.[1][2][3] It usually includes both powered and unpowered vehicles, for example locomotives, railroad cars, coaches, and wagons.[4][5][6][7]Contents1 Overview 2 Code names 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksOverview[edit] Note that stock in the term is business related and used in a sense of inventory
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Railcar
A railcar, in British English
British English
and Australian English, is a self-propelled railway vehicle designed to transport passengers. The term "railcar" is usually used in reference to a train consisting of a single coach (carriage, car), with a driver's cab at one or both ends. Some railway companies, such as the Great Western, termed such vehicles "railmotors" (or "rail motors"). Self-propelled passenger vehicles also capable of hauling a train are, in technical rail usage, more usually called "rail motor coaches" or "motor cars" (not to be confused with the motor cars, otherwise known as automobiles, that operate on roads).[1] The term is sometimes also used as an alternative name for the small types of multiple unit which consist of more than one coach
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Maynooth
Maynooth
Maynooth
(/məˈnuːθ/; Irish: Maigh Nuad) is a university town in north County Kildare, Ireland
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Gorey
Gorey
Gorey
(/ˈɡoʊr.iː/; Irish: Guaire) is a market town in north County Wexford, Ireland. It is beside the main M11 Dublin
Dublin
to Wexford
Wexford
road. The town is also connected to the railway network along the same route. Local newspapers include the Gorey
Gorey
Guardian and Gorey
Gorey
Echo. Gorey
Gorey
is one hour drive from the southern outskirts of Dublin, connected to the capital via the N11/M11
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Luas
Luas
Luas
(Irish pronunciation: [ˈl̪ˠuəsˠ]; Irish for "speed") is a tram/light rail system in Dublin, Ireland, which in 2017 carried 37.6 million passengers,[2] an increase in 10% compared to 2016.[1][3] There are two main lines: The Green Line, which began operating on 30 June 2004, and the Red Line which opened on 26 September 2004. Since then, both lines have been extended and split into different branches. The system now has fifty-four stations and 36.5 kilometres (22.7 mi) of revenue track.[1] Luas
Luas
is operated by Transdev, under tender from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII). It was a major part of the National Transport Authority's strategy (2000–2016).[4] Three extensions to the existing Luas
Luas
lines have been completed
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Docklands Railway Station
Docklands Station (Stáisiún Dugthailte) is a railway station serving the Dublin
Dublin
Docklands area in Ireland. It is owned and operated by Iarnród Éireann
Iarnród Éireann
and planned as part of the Government Transport 21 initiative. The two-platform station is one of three termini for the Western Commuter service run by Iarnród Éireann. The others being Dublin Connolly and Dublin
Dublin
Pearse. The ticket office is open from 07:00 to 19:00, Monday to Friday. It is closed on Saturday and Sunday.Contents1 Services 2 Transport links 3 History 4 Future 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksServices[edit] Services run to M3 Parkway during peak times Monday to Friday only. The station is closed Saturday and Sunday
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Heuston Station
Heuston Station /ˈhjuːstən/ (Irish: Stáisiún Heuston; formerly Kingsbridge Station) also known as Dublin
Dublin
Heuston, is one of Ireland's main railway stations, linking the capital with the south, southwest and west.[1] It is operated by Iarnród Éireann
Iarnród Éireann
(IÉ), the national railway operator. It also houses the head office of its parent company - Córas Iompair Éireann(CIÉ)
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Railway Platform
A railway platform is an area – normally paved or otherwise prepared for pedestrian use, and often raised to a greater or lesser degree – provided alongside one or more of the tracks at a railway or metro station for use by passengers awaiting, boarding, or alighting from trains. Almost all stations have some form of platform, with larger stations having multiple platforms
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Park And Ride
Park and ride
Park and ride
(or incentive parking) facilities are parking lots with public transport connections that allow commuters and other people heading to city centres to leave their vehicles and transfer to a bus, rail system (rapid transit, light rail, or commuter rail), or carpool for the remainder of the journey. The vehicle is left in the car park during the day and retrieved when the owner returns. Park and rides are generally located in the suburbs of metropolitan areas or on the outer edges of large cities
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