At 1000 on Wednesday 19th December 2007, the Minister for Transport and Chairman of C.I.E. launched the Cl. 22000's into Passenger service. The first train was the 1105 Connolly - Sligo formed of 22006 + 22002.
Intercity Multiple Units 22002 + 22006 rest in Platform 1 at Connolly shortly after a wash and a brush up in preparation for entry to service on Wednesday 19th Dec on the 1105 Connolly - Sligo. Tues 18.12.07