Free Rail Travel for Community and Voluntary Groups

Iarnród Éireann has launched a new community initiative to support organisations and groups in the voluntary, community, sporting and charity sector.

The initiative, entitled “The Journey’s On Us”, will provide up to €200,000 worth of group travel to organisations in the sector who apply for the scheme in 2012.

Under the initiative, 100 groups of up to 50 people per group will receive a free return group travel journey from Iarnród Éireann, across any of the company’s services. The travel facilities will be ideal in particular for organisations bringing a group to a special event, or as part of a specific support to the members of the group which requires travel.

Further information and terms and conditions are available at

Iarnród Éireann Chief Executive Dick Fearn said of the initiative “the role of the railway is to connect communities. Through this exciting new initiative, we will help those who do most to bring communities together, and we anticipate to a strong response from groups in this sector from around the country. We want to hear of the excellent work being done, and how this new initiative can help that work.”

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 17.00hrs, Friday 25th May 2012