Taking you all around every corner of the incredible Emerald
Isle is the railway systems of Northern Ireland and the Republic of
Ireland. The majority of the trains that traverse the lines are
commuter trains, operated by Iarnród Éireann in the Republic of
Ireland, and NIR (Northern Ireland Railways) in the North.
The lines run mainly between the major cities and destinations
of the countries. Dublin in the Republic is one of the most well
connected cities, with lines that run to Cork, Limerick, Galway,
and Sligo to name a few. In the north, most routes run through
Belfast, and the main line that takes commuters out of the capital
heads to Derry. Of course, the only train route that crosses the
boarder of these countries is the Boarder route, running between
Belfast and Dublin.
Both Iarnród Éireann trains and NIR trains are standard and
comfortable commuter trains, running using diesel locomotives. The
carriages for the stock of both companies are comfortable and
spacious, with large windows from which to view the incredible
beauty of the passing countryside.
Railway journeys through these countries are, understandably,
one of the most beautiful in the world. Winding majestically
through the incredible and verdant countryside, the trains pass by
some truly iconic scenes- from the wild and wonderful west coast of
the country, passing down by the turbulent yet lovely Irish Sea, to
cutting directly across the glorious panorama, witnessing the
unique charm of the lovely 'Emerald Isle'.