25% cheaper than buying Rosslare to Dublin and The Enterprise separately!
Rosslare to Belfast, calling at Rosslare Strand, Wexford, Enniscorthy, Arklow, Wicklow, Greystones (for Dart), Bray, Dublin Connolly, Drogheda, Dundalk, Newry, Portadown, and Belfast Central.
We take you all the way up the Irish Sea coast from Rosslare (Europort) to Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. The whole journey is viewed from classic diesel locomotives, the GM O71 and 201 classes. Rosslare to Dublin was filmed shortly before diesel loco-haulage gave way to DMUs.
After skirting the coastline, our train slows to walking pace for the long street-running section in Wexford. The line then follows the course of the River Slaney offering further magnificent views. At Wicklow we’re back on the coast for a high speed section. The overhead wire heralds the start of the Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART) at Greystones. Soon we encounter the most difficult section to build, at Bray Head. Here the much-photographed tunnels cling to the side of the sheer rock face. Photographers rarely get the chance to see the tunnels from the driving cab let alone from a helicopter flying alongside!
We pass through Dublin’s Pearse station, the original southern terminus, and arrive at Dublin Connolly in the heart of Ireland's capital.
We now switch to The Enterprise, named after Ireland’s only international train. For the first few miles we continue under the wires of the DART to Malahide where our train runs over a magnificent causeway and once again alongside the sea.
At Drogheda we pass over the wide River Boyne viaduct and face a long climb towards the border with Northern Ireland over Ireland’s highest viaduct at Craigmore. After our final stop at Portadown, we have a free run all the way into Belfast Central reaching 90 miles an hour.
These Driver's eye views were filmed in 2003 and 2006 in standard definition. The journey time is 3 hours 36 minutes.
Enjoy the ride. Keep safe.
The Irish Connection pair doesn't count as part of the multi-buy discounts, but it's a better deal anyway.