Irish Rail ICR 22046 - first to be refurbished - new leather sea

First refurbished IC railcar set brought into service by Irish Rail

By Tony Miles

THE first of Iarnród Éireann-Irish Rail’s 22000 class InterCity Railcar (ICR) DMUs returned to service on April 24.

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This follows an extensive interior refurbishment aimed at improving the customer experience, while reducing maintenance and cleaning costs.

The 234 vehicles were built by Hyundai Rotem and delivered between 2007 and 2011. They are currently formed into 28 three-car, 25 four-car and 10 five-car sets, and work on both InterCity and Commuter services across the Irish Rail network.

The new leather seat covers on board No. 22046. 

The refurbishment project involves the replacement of 15,500 seat covers along with new double and single arm rests, replacement of 8,379m of catering and carriage area lower panel material with a durable hard plastic covering, and the fitting of 7,750 USB power sockets, which are being installed alongside AC sockets.

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Read more in the July 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!

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