The Irish-owned Balencegas train company, which has been in business since 1875, has revealed plans for a new line that will connect to its existing route and be able to be fully serviced by an amazon-owned Amazon train, which is due to begin operating in 2019.
“It is a fantastic opportunity for us to become part of this new global growth trend, and to be able provide a more convenient service to customers in the future,” said chief executive Paul Loughlin.
“The first speed train in this country, the Eircom-Xe, was delivered to the Dublin Airport in 2011.
We are looking forward to working closely with Amazon on a new speed train.
The Balenca-Xde, which will run on the existing Balenco-Xecom route, will operate on a 24-hour service, which includes a number of services such as a 24hr stop at the Balencon-Bilbao interchange. “
We are extremely proud of our relationship with Amazon and we look forward to continuing to build our relationship.”
The Balenca-Xde, which will run on the existing Balenco-Xecom route, will operate on a 24-hour service, which includes a number of services such as a 24hr stop at the Balencon-Bilbao interchange.
A number of new services are also planned, including an Amazon-operated train to the city centre, as well as an Amazon train to Dublin Airport.
The new line will cost about €40 million, and is expected to be ready to go by the end of 2019.
The new Balenccagas train, due to start service in 2019, is expected have a capacity of up to 500 people and will be able to carry up to 700 passengers at a time.
Paul Loughlimes latest media interview The Balencicagas project, a joint venture between the Irish state and Amazon, is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the world, with an estimated value of €3.6 billion.
The line is expected to be a major part of the city’s transport network for the next 30 years.
Loughlin said that the Balencian railway was being developed as part of an international development plan, and that the development of the line was a great opportunity to increase investment in the city.
“There is a huge amount of potential to build a major line to Dublin and I think that this is something we will be looking at very carefully.
We have had talks with the US Government about developing a new rail link between Dublin and Washington, DC, and there are plans for the US to offer some kind of subsidy, so I think it is an excellent opportunity for Ireland to be a part of that.”