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(Rotem) Six-car sets 22037 and 22038 were delivered to Belview,
of new railcars used 3 regular paths between Mallow and Portlaoise, departing
and 22011 have been returned to Rotem in
following 3-car sets entered service: 22026 on 09 May, 22028 on 23 May, 22030 on
13 June, 22013 on 09 July, 22025 on 28 July and 22018 on 30 July. This
left just 22008, which was based in
class have been cleared to operate in passenger service, as opposed to trial
runs or empty, between Heuston-Cork, Limerick Junction-Limerick, Mallow-Tralee,
Heuston-Athlone-Galway/Westport, Heuston-Cherryville Junction-Waterford,
Connolly-Sligo and Connolly-Gorey, but only as 3-car trains south of Greystones.
They are not cleared to use platform 5 in Heuston. Empty and trial trains are
additionally cleared to operate Limerick-Ennis, Killonan Junction-Ballybrophy,
Limerick Junction-Waterford-Rosslare Strand, Gorey-Rosslare Europort,
Connolly/North Wall-Dundalk and Manulla Junction-Ballina.
Wednesday 18 June, 3-car sets 22018 + 22025 were used for a Fire Brigade
training exercise at Nenagh station.
have begun designating the class as InterCity Railcars, abbreviated to ICRs.
Major overhauls continue at Inchicore Works. Nos. 2705/06 were released from
Inchicore at the end of July having received refurbished engines, transmission
and bogies. The class are entirely based in
With current high fuel prices a
modification has been made to shut down generators after a period of inactivity
when the drivers cab key is turned off.
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