A total of 605,000 passenger journeys were recorded on the Dublin/Mayo rail line in 2019, the highest figures ever recorded on the route - this represents a 4.9 per cent increase on 2018.
Commenting on the figures, Chief Executive of Iarnród Éireann, Jim Meade said: "Recording the highest ever passenger journeys on the Mayo route is a high point for us as an organisation, but more importantly it gives us the chance to thank all of our customers, who have voted with their feet in choosing to travel with us. Throughout 2020, I and my colleagues commit to providing a sustainable and reliable service for the people of Mayo. We will also be progressing investment in a new fleet to help us address the continuing increase in demand for our services."
Nationally, Iarnrod Éireann recorded its highest ever number of passenger journeys in 2019, with 50.1 million passenger journeys made across intercity, DART and Commuter services. This represents a 4.4% growth on the previous year.