Fairview DART depot

Dublin Area
Rapid Transit
Malahide Bus interchange
Portmarnock
Clongriffin
Howth
Sutton Bus interchange
Bayside
Howth Junction
& Donaghmede
Kilbarrack
Raheny
Harmonstown Bus interchange
Killester
Clontarf Road
Fairview Depot
Dublin Connolly
Luas Bus interchange
Tara Street Bus interchange
Dublin Pearse
Grand Canal Dock
Lansdowne Road
Sandymount
Sydney Parade Bus interchange
Merrion
(planned)
Booterstown
Blackrock Bus interchange
Seapoint
Salthill and Monkstown
Dún Laoghaire Mallin Bus interchange
Sandycove and Glasthule
Glenageary
Dalkey
Killiney
Shankill
Woodbrook
(planned)
Bray Daly Bus interchange
Greystones
Fairview DART TMD
Location
LocationClontarf Road, Dublin 3, D03 K6E8, Republic of Ireland
Characteristics
Owner(s)Iarnród Éireann
TypeEMU
History
Opened1950
OriginalGreat Northern Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Northern Railway
Post-groupingIarnród Éireann

Fairview DART depot is a railway depot used for servicing electrical multiple units on the Dublin Area Rapid Transit system. There is a three road shed, train wash and sidings. It is located just south of Clontarf Road DART station on the Dublin-Belfast railway line. However, maintenance on DART units is also carried out at Inchicore Works. There is no wheel lathe at the depot and as a result, out of service Commuter 29000 Class DMUs tow DART trains to the Drogheda Commuter depot in order to receive new wheels.

This Depot is also used for the change of drivers on the DART line – much to the dissatisfaction of northside commuters, as the depot is 50 metres from the platform at Clontarf Road Station, making it the most logical point at which to change drivers. Recent cost–benefit analysis has determined that this inefficiency costs the Irish economy c. €750,000 per annum in lost time.

Fleet serviced at the depot

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