IH News 2021

Pelletstown Station opening

I reported previously about Pelletstown Station opening, which took place today.

RTE reported on it, as part of an overall article about the Metro for Dublin being delayed (again!). They included the following line, which they attributed to Jim Meade, CEO of Irish Rail:

“Iarnród Éireann CEO Jim Meade said it is hoped that the station will be electrified for future DART use.”

I genuinely hope he did not state this as it would show a fundamental lack of understanding of how railway electrification on a line, using overhead line electrification, works.