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Comparison of Irish Rail to Nationaal Spoorwegen/ProRail

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  • Registered Users Posts: 66 ✭✭✭ NITransport


    Found these two maps.

    http://kubus.mailspool.nl/spoorkaart/
    http://www.irishrail.ie/index.jsp?p=119&n=157

    Thought it was interesting that in Ireland is just pretty much Dublin.

    In the Netherlands you can pretty much live on the Dutch equivalent of Dingle and have a regular service to the capital or pretty much any other city.

    Says a lot really :(

    It doesn't really... The Netherlands is the most densely populated country in Europe (not including city states etc. obviously) which lends itself well to having such a good rail network.


  • Registered Users Posts: 946 ✭✭✭ caff


    The two networks pretty much reflect the population ditribution of each country


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,861 ✭✭✭✭ Alun


    Not only is it a question of population density, but population distribution, with villages and towns being proper villages and towns with sustainable populations, and very little one-off housing. Also don't forget that a lot of these lines are lines that lead onto European citioes and conglomerations with huge populations themselves, they don't just end at whatever small border town they go through when they leave the Netherlands.


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 13,991 Mod ✭✭✭✭ monument


    In the Netherlands you can pretty much live on the Dutch equivalent of Dingle and have a regular service to the capital or pretty much any other city.

    Where's the Dutch equivalent of Dingle? :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,781 ✭✭✭ Carawaystick


    Not much in the way of gradients in the Netherlands...
    Also IÉ seem to have the auld trains crashing into other trains sorted, they just have train bridges falling down to worry about


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,194 ✭✭✭ cgcsb


    Hardly a valid comparison. with 17 million people, the Netherlands has a population density of 404 persons per square km. With 4.6 million people, the republic of Ireland has a population density of 65 persons per square km.

    Look at Norwegian railways for a good comparison.


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