Intercity Railcar Modifications

Irish Rail having purchased a further fleet of 57 Intercity railcars (ICR) formed up by 19 x 3 car sets, which were identical to their existing operational fleet of 177 Class 22000 railcars, sought a partner to modify, test and commission the units for continued and effective service.

The fleet, which was manufactured in South Korea by Hyundai Rotem, was shipped to Ireland in batches.

Having competitively tendered for the works, Global Rail Services were selected as the contractor of choice to undertake all modification and warranty work, inclusive of testing, commissioning and shakedown running, providing a 24-month warranty for their service.

The Works are necessary for the continuous improvement, upkeep, continued reliability and safe operation of these cars, which are currently being used in Irish Rail’s passenger service operations.