Enterprise rail link between Belfast and Dublin marks 75 years

8/11/2022 9:09:00 AM

There are 'ambitious plans' to develop the cross-border service in the next decade, says Translink.

It is 75 years since the start of the express rail link between Belfast and Dublin known as the Enterprise service Translink_NI 🚂

There are 'ambitious plans' to develop the cross-border service in the next decade, says Translink.

He said there were "ambitious plans" to develop the service in the next decade.The first Enterprise was a seven-carriage steam train which left Belfast at 10:30am on 11 August 1947.A return train left Dublin at 5:30pm.The trains had customs checks at either end, rather than stopping at points on either side of the border, which quickened the journey.

There was a dining car and a first-class carriage.In 1947 there was only one daily return service - now there are eight on weekdays.Image source,Charles P FrielImage caption,Rail bosses say the Enterprise has been a crucial economic and social link between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

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Translink_NI 75 years and 5 minutes quicker...Innovation NI standards or what 😔 Translink_NI And while you talk about this, where do you stand on JusticeforNoah and the fight his poor mother FIONADONOHOE2 is having with Belfast police to get access to the files? The whole investigation is dodgy and people around the world are watching. Please add your support 🙏

Translink_NI Unionist politicians were no friend of it's existence apparently. What a surprise. Not like them to be saying no. Translink_NI Rail infrastructure in Northern Ireland.. is a joke..a national embarrassment Translink_NI Journey takes too long, services are too infrequent and stop too early. Drove to Dublin yesterday to do something in the evening because trains stopped too early and buses took too long. Did not want to drive! And crazy that it was only option.

Translink_NI And it still takes the same time Translink_NI Translink linking you to knowhere. Still can't get to Dublin or vice versa in under 2hours 20 mins and this is an express service. Furthermore, still insufficient number of services. Need to be brought into the 21 century. Translink_NI The train link (long may it continue) is young at 75 as unionists and their partition stopped the railways to and from some of the counties of Ulster. Now, that wasn't progress.

Translink_NI Hope there was enough seats for everyone on board. Had to stand from Portadown to Dublin a few weeks ago and physically had to hold up my 70 year old co-traveller to stop him from falling over. Disgrace Translink_NI Considering the number of delays & breakdowns recently I think they're still using the same trains!

Translink_NI Quicker and cheaper to drive, by European standards it's useless.

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The Craigmore viaduct near Newry is one of the eye-catching features along the 110-miles route He said there were "ambitious plans" to develop the service in the next decade.Image source, Getty Images A children's doctor has said she fears what the winter will bring amid cost of living pressures on families in Northern Ireland.We took to the streets of Glasgow to ask the public what they remembered about their own results day.confirming a return for 2022 , the Carnival team said:"Let's come alive for 55! After a two-year absence, Leeds West Indian Carnival are pleased to announce that we will be back on the road for our 55th annual carnival where once again fantastic costumes will be on display.

The first Enterprise was a seven-carriage steam train which left Belfast at 10:30am on 11 August 1947. A return train left Dublin at 5:30pm. About , according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) Dr Maney said they were being let down by local politicians. The trains had customs checks at either end, rather than stopping at points on either side of the border, which quickened the journey. “My fourth year results were decent, my mum was so proud. There was a dining car and a first-class carriage. "Children don't really have a voice, so it's up to us as advocates to speak for them and say that this cannot continue, we can't have our children - 26% currently - living in poverty," she told Radio Ulster's Talkback programme. In 1947 there was only one daily return service - now there are eight on weekdays. The full route map and details have not yet been issued.

Image source, Charles P Friel Image caption, Rail bosses say the Enterprise has been a crucial economic and social link between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland A display of photographs from the past 75 years is going on display in Belfast at the Lanyon Place station and in Dublin's Connolly Street station. "Most of those families are working families, most of those families are people who have good jobs, but the way the economy is set up they can't cope, they can't meet their basic needs. “But, I’m going to college for business, so I’m really excited about that. Iarnród Éireann chief executive Jim Meade, said: "The Enterprise train is a key economic and social connector for the people of Dublin, Belfast and the stations in between and we look forward to another 75 years of its successful operation." From campaigns to Covid The most testing period for the service was during the years of violence in Northern Ireland when security alerts were common and the IRA attacked the cross-border rail line. "Unfortunately we don't have an executive at the minute to make those choices and say enough is enough," Dr Maney said. At the same time the rail link between Belfast and Dublin was used as part of efforts to end the violence by campaigners who organised Dublin-to-Belfast "Peace Trains".” READ MORE: Police hunt for thieves snatching bags and phones in Glasgow's Woodlands Lewis McCall, 24, from Coatbridge, said: “I did my higher exams about five, six years ago now. In the early 1970s the rail link was used by campaigners who wanted the legalisation of contraception in the Republic. We've been waiting for a strategy which child poverty would be a part of. An Emancipation Service to remember everyone who has contributed to carnival and those who fought for freedom from slavery was held at Roscoe Methodist Church on August 7.

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