Noatum ships locomotives from South Korea to Ireland

Locomotive being unloaded in Dublin late September (Photo: Noatum Project Cargo on LinkedIn)

Noatum Project Cargo’s South Korea has just handled the shipping of 9 locomotives from South Korea to Dublin Port in Ireland. The locomotives will be put in service by Irish Rail.

Each locomotive measures 23.30 metres in length, 2.84 metres in width, and 4.20 metres in height, and weighs 49,30 metric tonnes. Noatum Project Cargo South Korea coordinated sea freight and unloading operations in Dublin.

Earlier this month the first three of 41 railcars manufactured by Hyundai Rotem, arrived in Dublin from South Korea. They will enter into service from early 2023 on IrishRail Intercity and Commuter routes. Irish rail is owned by Córas Iompair Éireann (Irish Transport Company), itself owned by the Irish government.

Railcar being unloaded in Dublin, in early September (Photo: @IrishRail)

According to the Independent.ie, the 41 new carriages will increase the Hyundai Rotem Intercity railcar fleet operating on the network from 234 to 275 carriages. This added capacity is meant to enhance rail service in Ireland as usage statistics recover from the COVID-19-related slump.

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