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Enterprise Refurbishment Programme

The Enterprise service has long been considered a relaxing way to go to Dublin whether you're travelling on business or for leisure. Operating eight services in each direction, Monday to Saturday and five journeys in each direction on Sundays, it offers a high quality, value for money service which is convenient, comfortable and a safe travel option.

The first newly refurbished Enterprise train has entered passenger service marking a significant milestone in a £12.2 million train upgrade programme. Customers can now enjoy a modernised service offering enhanced comfort and service with a range of good value tickets also available for travel between Belfast and Dublin. Refurbishment of all remaining Enterprise trains is scheduled for completion by the end of 2015.

Pictured at Belfast Central Station launching the first train in service are Gina McIntyre, SEUPB Chief Executive Designate, Transport Minister Michelle McIlveen MLA and Translink Group Chief Executive Chris Conway.
£12.2million Refurbishment
As part of our commitment to maintaining our high standards of quality and comfort on board, a £12.2million refurbishment program is underway to deliver a number of enhancements.
What are the Enhancements?
• A significant overhaul of the train's mechanical systems
• Modern attractive new interiors / seating
• New 21st Century livery
• Replacement of the Passenger Information System
• A new electronic passenger reservation system
• New CCTV system
Completed By the End of 2015
The scheme which is financed through the European Union's INTERREG IVA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), with support from the Department for Regional Development, is due to be completed by the end of 2015.
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This is our flagship service and last year (2013 - 2014) almost 840,000 people choose to travel to Dublin on the Enterprise. This major overhaul will not only allow us to ensure the long-term reliability of the service but will deliver improved passenger features to enhance overall customer satisfaction and help encourage even more people to use the service.

The work to the carriages is being carried out on a rolling programme and we are making every effort to minimise the overall disruption for our customers. Our colleagues in Irish Rail are also carrying out major engineering works on the Enterprise Locomotives as part of this project.

The major overhaul will improve the cross-border rail experience for customers travelling between Belfast and Dublin and ensure the long-term reliability of the service for the next 10 years. The service will look and feel like a modern new train.
This scheme is a joint project with Irish Rail with Translink N I Railways leading the overall programme. In tandem there is a further EU funded scheme underway to carry out major refurbishment work to the Drogheda Viaduct also due to be completed during 2015. Our colleagues in Irish Rail are leading this project. To facilitate this work there will be a bus substitution on some Saturday evening services.

Upon completion, both projects will enhance one of our main cross-border transport links, thereby supporting trade and tourism development for a more prosperous and sustainable region.
Enterprise Background
Enterprise Service first introduced September 1997

Project objectives:
Engineered to meet the latest industry standards and support the remaining life of the train
Maintain the safety of the Enterprise trains
Maintain the reliability of the Enterprise trains
Ensure that the Enterprise trains have the potential to achieve a full 30 year life
Ensure that the Enterprise trains meet customers' requirements and expectations in 2015 and for the next 10-15 years
Key Changes
Existing seats retained but overhauled, re-engineered with grab handles, new cushions / fabric in modern design and trim
New tables with attractive finishes
New lighting and electrical sockets
New carpets throughout to new designs
Window trims repainted
New window blinds fitted
New pelmet design to incorporate new electronic seat reservation displays and new lighting units.
New efficient eco lighting installed
All interior trims replaced with new design
Handrail refurbished/replaced to new colours.
Vestibules/door interiors repainted
Toilets revamped; Painted in new colours; sink units replaced
Catering car revamped in new colours/new finishes. Redesigned to better service passenger demands.
Signage upgrades to meet new standards
Attractive new livery
Enhanced signage to meet latest EU standards
Pictured viewing progress of the train's upgrade are Paul Boylan, Programme Manager at the SEUPB which manages the EU's INTERREG IVA Programme, and Chris Conway, Translink Group Chief Executive.
Buy Your Enterprise Tickets Online NOW!
Web Fares
Online Fares
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Web fares are a web only offer for disounted fares on day returns, monthly returns and single tickets. They are available to buy online at least 72 hours prior to travel.

Subject to terms, conditions & availablity.
Standard Tickets
Enterprise Class & First Plus
Contract Tickets
Standard walk-on full fare tickets are available for purchase at stations on the day of travel or you can buy online up to 5pm the day prior to travel.

Subject to normal conditions of carriage.
Contract Tickets
Perfect for Business
Contract Tickets
Perfect for businesses or frequent travel. Fully flexible, heavily discounted multi-pack tickets. Fully transferable and can be used for travel in either direction. Subject to terms & conditions.
*Fares quoted Enterprise Class from Belfast Central to Dublin Connolly