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Technical Visits

Dublin allows the opportunity for a number of exciting technical visits. As ever these are on a first come first served basis, with priority being given to AET members. To register your interest, please do so via the booking form or email sabrina.winter@aetransport.org


Running Tours

Start your day with a clear mind, #ETCercise lead by Oliver Charlesworth ocharlesworth@citilabs.com and Gavin Jackman gavin.jackman@aimsun.com


Put the sport in Transport

2017 saw the first ETC running tour in Barcelona and word spread in 2018 to get a great turn out in Dublin. You can expect to run past some of Dublin’s most popular sites such as: Trinity College, Dublin Castle, St. Patricks Cathedral, GPO building, Guinness Storehouse (on the slightly longer run) and numerous city parks and bridges over the River Liffey. We start a little early to make sure there's plenty of time for showers before the conference begins. 


Depending on demand we will cater for different paces and distances:

  • Thursday 10th October, 06:45am: This is a gentle jog so we can all run together around a city-center 6 km route whilst casually chatting with ETC colleagues  (~45 mins). When we return to the meeting point those that want to go an extra 4 km (10 km in total) will be taken up to the Guinness Storehouse and back (+30 mins). Everyone should meet near the Castle 0645, outside Palace Street Gate at Chez Max.
  • Friday 11th October, 06:45am: a repeat of Thursday's run.
  • Friday 11th October, 06:30am: For those that want to run slightly (but not a lot) faster and further! This is a run of around 10-14 km up to and around Phoenix Park where we are likely to see deer and hear the dawn chorus of Dublin Zoo (~1h15 - 1h45). Meet at the Castle 0630, outside Palace Street Gate at Chez Max. Please bring head torches

Routes are indicative and subject to change.


Bicycle Tours

  • Facilitated by Dublin City Council, Dublin Bikes.  
  • Places strictly limited to 25 places per session
  • Wednesday 9th October 1800 – 1900
  • Thursday 10th October 1800 – 1900


Luas Red Cow Depot

Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Transdev Ireland, the operator of the Luas, Dublin's Light Rail system are delighted to be hosting a visit to their Red Cow Depot facility. The visit will include short tours of the Central Control Room and the working Depot floor.

  • 2 x groups of 15
  • Thursday 10th October 0915
  • 0825 all delegates to board tram from Luas stop to the Red Cow Depot facility.


Irish Rail (CTC)

 This technical visit is presented by Irish Rail, at Connolly Station.

  • 2 x groups of 15
  • Thursday 10th October 1600
  • Leaving the Printworks at 1500, coach travel will be arranged.


Dublin Tunnels

  • 2 x groups of 15
  • Coach travel will be arranged
  • Date and time tbc


Special Pre-Conference Visit 8th October, Belfast Glider

Special Pre-Conference Technical Visit - Belfast Glider: Meeting at 1200hrs on Tuesday 08 October, followed by a talk and visit presented by Translink. Delegates choosing this option should fly into Belfast (George Best Airport or Belfast International Airport) and take the ETC booked coach from Belfast to Dublin for registration at the conference late evening.

The cost is £35+VAT to include a light lunch and coach travel





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