Dublin–Belfast corridor

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The Dublin–Belfast corridor (population 3.3 million) is a term used to loosely describe a geographical area that encompasses the cities of Dublin and Belfast and the area between.[1] The term has been used in papers regarding planning strategies in the area, with the aim of capitalising on the expanding economies of both cities.[2]


The main economic engines of the region are the Greater Dublin Area and the Belfast Metropolitan Area. Greater Dublin has a GDP of around €85 billion (2012) while Belfast Metropolitan Area has €30 bn (2013) giving a total regional GDP of €115 bn.[citation needed]

Tertiary institutions and their student numbers[edit]


The main route linking the two cities is along the M1 and N1 in the Republic of Ireland and the A1 and M1 in Northern Ireland.

There is also the Enterprise train service connecting the two city regions.

The "Enterprise" near Scarva, in County Armagh.

There are three major airports: Dublin Airport (25 million passengers; 2008), Belfast International Airport (5 million passengers; 2007) and Belfast City Airport (2 million passengers; 2007) which together deal with 32 million passengers each year.

For the two cities:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2008-08-28.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Yarwood, John R (2006). The Dublin-Belfast Development Corridor: Ireland's Mega-City Region?. Ashgate Publishing.
  3. ^ a b "2016/17 Students by HE provider, level, mode and domicile" (CSV). Higher Education Statistics Agency. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  4. ^ "University College Dublin – official website". ucd.ie.
  5. ^ "Belfast Rapid Transit project secures European funding". Department for Infrastructure (Northern Ireland). Retrieved 26 November 2018.

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