Reduce Plastic Waste – Refill Your Bottle at 8 of our Busiest Stations
Iarnród Éireann passengers can reduce their carbon emissions by up to an impressive 77% when they choose the train over driving for their journeys. We are committed to supporting your sustainable choices during your travels with us!
Discover the convenience of our Ecofill water units, available at eight of our busiest stations. These state-of-the-art, contactless units provide you with access to free, triple-filtered, and refreshingly cold drinking water of the highest quality. Stay hydrated sustainably, one eco-friendly sip at a time!
We encourage customers to bring their own bottles and refill them before their journey. By utilising these units instead of purchasing single-use plastic alternatives, you actively contribute to a cleaner planet and a brighter future.
Our selection of stations is based on their significant footfall, presenting a substantial opportunity to reduce plastic usage on our services. Plans are already underway to extend these water units to more stations in the future.
Here are the stations where you can find Ecofill water units:
Every minute, a staggering one million plastic bottles are sold worldwide. Shockingly, less than 10% of plastic produced is currently recycled. At present, an alarming 11 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans each year, with projections indicating a doubling by 2030 and nearly tripling by 2040. This trajectory is unsustainable for the future of our planet.
Let’s unite in our mission to reduce plastic usage!
Iarnród Éireann proudly holds the title of an SDG Champion. Our provision of these water units at stations aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals, notably supporting Goal 6 (Clean Water) by offering free access to high-quality, clean drinking water, Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) by reducing waste from single-use plastics, and Goal 14 (Life Below Water) by curbing the influx of plastic into our oceans.
Year to date our water units have dispensed over 150,000L, possibly saving the equivalent of 300,000 500ml plastic bottles or 150,000 one-litre plastic bottles from unnecessary waste.