Very informative I had thought that Dub -Cork was congested the whole way. The real success for freight would be like in Europe where many movements would take place during off peak times and at night. It seems expensive maintaining railways if they are not used as often as possible.
I have seen very long freight trains moving quite slowly at night in Italy and Switzerland where the train takes an age to pass the gate crossing.
Having so much container traffic heading into Dublin port in the centre of the city seems a waste when there are other ports that are not as congested and are rail connected like Belview and Cork and maybe in the future Foynes.
Western rail corridor is a future option not just for passenger traffic but could be a game changer in terms of contributing to carbon reduction