DART made its inaugural journey along the Dublin scenic coastline in 1984 in celebration of 150th anniversary year of the first Commuter service in the world whose route is part of this system. It is an electrified Commuter and Leisure Rail Service, DART operates from Howth to the North and Bray to the South east via the city centre and is on target to extend its silent and un-polluting energy into Malahide and Greystones.
DART operates approximately every five minutes at peak, 15 minutes off-peak and serves Stena Ferry HSS at Dun Laoghaire Port. Feeder bus services operate from many stations, including a link between principle Intercity Rail and Bus Stations and Dublin Airport.
Guided DART Train Tours caters for school children, social clubs, private parties, corporate and conference entertainment and tourists. Contact DART/Suburban Rail Office on (01) 7033652.
Express Bus Eireann services link main town and villages and there is a local bus service inside Dublin (Dublin Bus, 59 O’Connell St. Upper., Tel: (01) 873 4222. Buses to all parts of the country depart from the main bus station Busaras (Tel: 836 6111) or the surrounding streets around Eden Quay. A number of private bus companies running scheduled services advertise in the evening papers. Bus Eireann, Dublin Bus (open-top buses in summer) and a number of independent coach operators, such as Gogan Travel, 7 Great George’s St. Sth. Tel: (01) 679 6444, Gray Line, 3 Clanwillian Tce., Grand Canal Quay. Tel: (01) 874 4466 run sight-seeing tours. Bicycles can be hired from a number of companies listed at the TlOs. Internal air services link Dublin with a number of other Irish cities. Dublin Airport (Tel: (01) 874 6301) has up to date information.
Argus Automobiles Ltd., Argus House, Terenure Road East, Dublin 6.
Tel: (01) 490 4444.