Iarnród Éireann - Irish Rail (IÉ) procured a fleet of electrical multiple units (EMU) from Tokyu Car (Japan) in 2000-2004. This fleet of EMU are classified as the 8500 fleet which comprise of 3 variants (8500, 8510 and 8520). The fleet comprises of 68 carriages permanently coupled in 4 car fixed formations (i.e. 4 x 8500; 3 x 8510 and 10 x 8520). The fleet operates within the Dublin DART commuter network and is powered by overhead 1500v DC. The fleet of 8500 EMU are based and maintained in Fairview EMU Depot (Eircode D03 K6E8). The existing 8500 EMU fleet are fitted with passenger information systems (PIS) equipment supplied by Vemisa (8500 and 8510) and Ikusi (8520). Both systems are now obsolescent and require to be replaced with modern, reliable and best in class systems. The new replacement systems will consistently and reliably provide accurate and timely information; provide good visibility/readability (displays) and deliver good intelligibility (audio). To participate in this tender process, please download a copy of the Pre Qualification Questionnaire attached to this contract notice and follow the instructions contained within. All completed Pre Qualification Questionnaires should be uploaded, along will all supporting documentation, by the closing date of 10th April 2020.
48813000-0 Passenger information system