Dublin Area Rapid Transit DART Reviews
Description:The Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART) is part of the suburban railway network in Ireland, running primarily along the ... more
Dublin Area Rapid Transit DART ... coastline of Dublin Bay, from Greystones in county Wicklow to Howth and Malahide in Dublin. Trains are powered via a 1500v DC overhead power supply along a short section of the Irish standard gauge rail network of 1600mm (5'3"). The DART system is administered by the national rail operator, Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail). At the time of its inception in 1984, the DART was run by Coras Iompair Éireann (CIÉ) of whom Iarnród Éireann is now a subsidiary. Part of the DART's route, from the city centre to Dún Laoghaire, is of historic note — it was the first railway in Ireland, opening as the Dublin and Kingstown Railway on 17 December 1834. The DART forms part of the Dublin Suburban Rail network.
Newest Review: ... in order to allow each train to pull more carriages, and thus increase the number of passengers they could carry, especially in the peak rush hour periods. It has grown exponentially as a result, and the last available figures show that on average the DART carries nearly 30 million passengers per year, or around 82,000 people every day. One criticism of the DART is that it follows a fixed ... more
Customer Dublin Area Rapid Transit DART Reviews (1)
by - written on 25/02/08 (Very useful, 185 readings)
If it weren't for the light suburban rail system in Dublin called the Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART) then the chances are very high that the inner city of Dublin would very quickly grind to a halt in the most monumental traffic jam anyone has ever seen since the invention of the motor car. Dublin is a city of 1.5 million people, with many suburbs (Greater Dublin area) from which workers commute on a daily basis into the city. As it is the main arterial roads are under such intense pressure that they can barely cope with the sheer volume of traffic. But anyone living on a DART line is blessed, as they can whisk themselves into the city every morning in less ... Read the complete review