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#Iarnród Éireann

# iarnrod-eireann - Tuesday 21 December, 2010

FOR THE SECOND TIME in a week, it transpires that the must-have accessory for international music superstars isn’t a chihuahua in a handbag, or even their own tour bus – it’s an Iarnród Éireann train ticket. The Irish Rail Twitter account claims that U2 travelled on the 2:30pm train from Cork to Heuston today, after having two flights cancelled on the home leg of their return from touring in Australia. Last week, Shakira took the Belfast Enterprise from Dublin Connolly to travel for a gig up north.

Transport turmoil continues as salt supplies run short

Shiploads of new salt and grit arrive tomorrow night – but until then, there’s shortages across Ireland.

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# iarnrod-eireann - Monday 6 December, 2010

No sign of thaw as freezing fog leaves black ice

Huge swathes of road remain deceptively slippery this morning, as sub-zero temperatures remain nationwide.

# iarnrod-eireann - Friday 3 December, 2010

Snow moves west, but transport hampered as big freeze continues

The East gets some respite from snow – which moves west – but freezing temperatures and transport turmoil goes on.

# iarnrod-eireann - Thursday 2 December, 2010

Dublin Airport closed again, while gas explosion closes O’Connell St

A suspected gas explosion on O’Connell St closes the main thoroughfare, as snow continues to fall on the capital.

Transport chaos as temperatures hit record -14° lows

Dublin Airport records one of its lowest temperatures ever as icy roads continue to hamper Ireland’s travel plans.

# iarnrod-eireann - Wednesday 1 December, 2010

Commuters: beware busy train and DART stations

Passenger falls getting off DART at Tara Street station as Iarnrod Eireann warns travellers to avoid Connolly.

Website whiteout for transport information

As Dublin Airport and buses suspend services, several public transport and travel information sites crash.

# iarnrod-eireann - Wednesday 10 November, 2010

A MAN HAS BEEN KILLED on the main railway line between Cork and Dublin this afternoon. The accident took place shortly after 2pm, at the village of Elton near the Charleville station, RTÉ reports. Rail services were suspended almost immediately afterwards and were out of action for some time, with Iarnród Eireann saying services were operating regularly again at 4:45pm.

# iarnrod-eireann - Friday 3 September, 2010

NTA to decide on future of Waterford-Rosslare rail line

Local opposition to planned closure mounts.

# iarnrod-eireann - Wednesday 21 July, 2010

BAYSIDE DART station is temporarily closed, due to flooding. The tracks are left unaffected and Iarnród Eireann is advising customers to use the nearby Sutton and Howth Junction stations.

# iarnrod-eireann - Friday 16 July, 2010

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION has hailed a piece of software that has helped some countries cut train delays – and says it wants it introduced all over Europe.

The Arrival software – to which the EU made a €2.6m contribution – has helped some of Europe’s biggest cities, such as Berlin, cut waiting times for their rail services to just two minutes.

The software works by manipulating complex algorithms to draw up new rail timetables based on fleet capacity and consumer demand at certain points at different times of the day.

Its fundamental principal is the attempt to minimise any domino effects caused by traffic disruption.

The software led the Dutch rail operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen to rewrite its entire rail timetable, and cut the time between trains on Berlin’s U-Bahn to as little as 90 seconds.

Indeed, the software is so advanced that it even computes, in real-time, the most efficient way to allocate trains based on a disruption as it happens – and even which platforms should be used for certain trains.

The software has been so successful in some of Europe’s major transport hubs that the European Commission wants it to be used in every EU member state, including Ireland.

The Commission also wants member states to investigate whether the fundamental technologies can be used to streamline bus services and traffic management.

Arrival was written as a collaborative project between researchers from 12 European universities with input from the French national rail operator, SNCF.

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