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Documentary makers to visit all stations in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Railway adventurers Geoff Marshall and Vicki Pipe will follow up their ‘All The Stations’ adventure around Great Britain by travelling to all of the stations in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The pair have successfully raised £25,000 through crowdfunding to support their planned two-week travels around all 198 stations on the island, which will be recorded and released on YouTube.

In 2017, Vicki and Geoff traveled to all 2,563 railway stations in Great Britain, completing the journey in 14 weeks, six days, eight hours and 22 minutes. The online series documented what Britain’s railways look like in 2017, as an aged system transports more passengers than ever before.

All The Stations Ireland is expected to begin in early spring, 2019, likely beginning in Rosslare and finishing in Derry. En route they will be exploring the Iarnród Éireann (144 stations) and Northern Ireland Railways (54 stations) networks while also talking to the communities and locals who work on them. Stations on disused sections of the network are not being included.

Geoff and Vicki will also be visiting all of the Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART) stations and, as a result of exceeding the initial £14,500 goal, they will also take in all of the Dublin Luas tram stations. A further ‘stretch goal’ has also been achieved, meaning the pair could investigate the transport links between Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man, although that is yet to be decided.

On their Kickstarter crowdfunding page, it reads: “How do the people of Ireland and Northern Ireland feel about their railways? What challenges do they face, what are the highlights, how quaint are the stations, what historical and cultural stories can you connect to and where can you get the best buffet cuppa?

“And how do the railways themselves operate? Will we still find manually operated gates and semaphore signals in use? Is there seamless interoperability between services in Ireland and Northern Ireland? What happens after the UK leaves the EU, how will this impact passenger journeys across the Irish border?

“We aim to answer all these questions, sharing the entire story with you along the way, to capture a unique moment in European transport history. ”

Main image caption: Geoff Marshall and Vicki Pipe pictured at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in Wales. Photo: All The Stations. 


Read more: What visiting 2,563 railway stations looks like in 14 pictures


 

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