May 27, 2010

Second North South rail seminar

The Centre held the second seminar in Dublin on Thursday 27 May 2010 to discuss the Dublin-Belfast rail line and the Enterprise service between Ireland’s two main cities (the first was in Belfast on 11 March). The reason for holding these seminars is concern among regular users, and others who for business or research reasons are interested in the well-being of the line, about the significant problems it has experienced in recent years, notably in the wake of the collapse of the bridge across the Malahide Estuary in August 2009. The speaker was Dr Edgar Morgenroth, an economist and transport/infrastructure specialist with the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin who is currently on secondment to the NI Strategic Investment Board in Belfast.  He spoke on ‘A future vision for the Dublin-Belfast rail line’. The seminar took place from 11.45 am to 2 pm in Jury’s Inn, Custom House Quay.

Anybody interested in coming to future events should contact Patricia McAllister, Events Manager, Centre for Cross Border Studies, at or 028-3751 8282/1550 [048 from Republic of Ireland].