The EU’s TEN-T Programme will co-finance with over €1 million studies for the introduction of a centralised rail traffic control (CTC) in the Dublin area. The new system will contribute to faster and safer rail traffic, and bring a positive impact to the entire railway connections between Ireland, the UK and continental Europe.
The project aims to prepare the integration of CTC to monitor and manage train movements and improve the overall rail efficiency in Ireland’s capital region. It will replace the existing obsolete equipment with the view to improve rail control, management and safety.
The project will significantly contribute to the improvement of Dublin’s underground system. When completed, it will enable a radical capacity increase on public transport routes in the Greater Dublin Area. It will also have a great impact on Irish public transport development, by connecting it with the UK via the cities of Belfast, Dublin and Cork.
The project was selected for EU funding with the assistance of external experts under the TEN-T Multi-Annual Call 2013, priority projects. Its implementation will be monitored by INEA, the European Commission’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency.
The project is to be completed by December 2015.