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By Frédéric de Kemmeter – Railway signalling and freelance copywriter
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DublinAlstom wins major contract for Dublin network
14/12/2021 – Alstom today signed a ten-year framework agreement with Iarnród Éireann/Irish Rail (IE) for up to 750 new X’trapolis commuter rail cars for the Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART) system, with an initial firm order for 19 five-car trainsets. The Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART) network is a rail-based rapid transit service serving Dublin and its surrounding area. It was established in 1984. With a planned start date of 2025, the initial order for new rolling stock is for six conventional electric trains (EMU)…