Enterprise Client                                     Irish Rail
Completed Projects                                         20
Programme                                       2006 – 2011


Digital Files                                             67,200+
Users                                                             300+

Irish Rail

Transport 21 was the largest investment ever in Ireland’s transport system. The Government having approved a total investment framework of €34 billion over the ten-year period.

IFS were specified as the Digital Facilities Management & Safety File Co-ordinator on the following Heavy Rail Sector Projects in the Transport 21 framework.

Digital Handover

The Navan Rail Line - This project involved reopening 7.5km of railway line running off the Maynooth line at Clonsilla to the M3 interchange at Pace, north of Dunboyne.

The Cork Commuter rail – The Midleton line included upgrading track on the previously disused Glounthaune to Midleton line, provision of a new signaling system, construction of two new stations at Midleton and Carrigtwohill.

Portlaoise Train Care Depot – This project necessitated the development of a train care facility to cater for the 183 intercity railcars and some facilities for outer suburban railcars serving the Kildare Route expansion.

Irish Rail - National infrastructure - Statutory Upgrade Works - IFS were appointed on the project programme to ensure effective coordination and production of an IFS Digital Project Manual™ for each station on the Galway and Belfast routes. The primary objective of this project was to render all stations accessible to mobility and visually impaired customers.

The Kildare Route Project (KRP) was a €300 million infrastructural project which involved increasing the capacity on the Dublin Heuston - Kildare line. The areas served by the Dublin Heuston - Kildare line was growing rapidly and existing train services are fully subscribed and capacity for growth was restricted.

IFS were appointed as Digital Facilities Management & Safety File Coordinator (DFMSF) through a competitive EU tendering process and handed over the IFS Digital Project Manual™ for the project to Iarnród Éireann in June 2010.

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"The provision of an effective and efficient estate management service is a function of the property-related information available to Facilities Managers and Planning/Project activities. IFS used a structured and focused approach to develop and implement high quality Digital Project Manuals and Safety Files to the specific demands of the NUI Galway Building Office”

- Buildings Office, NUI Galway

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