Egis to modernise Cork’s city rail service

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France’s Egis has won a four-year contract to modernise the rail system in the southern Irish city of Cork.

Working alongside Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail), Egis will adapt existing signalling, electrical, and telecommunication (SET) systems.

Improving them will boost capacity, service frequency, and reliability.

Egis will work with engineers from its recently acquired Irish company JB Barry & Partners.

Cork’s Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy 2040 will try to shift residents from cars to trains.

The scheme will see new stations with park-and-ride interchange points.

Andrew Doyle, Egis Ireland’s operations director, said the upgrades would bring “a seamless, improved railway experience to the region, with enhanced service reliability, frequency, and capacity”.

AJ Cronin, Iarnród Éireann’s delivery manager in Cork, said it would be a “transformative” project.

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