Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin North West, Paul McAuliffe, has welcomed news that the first phase of public consultation for DART+ West, from Maynooth/M3 Parkway to Dublin city centre is to begin.
DART+ Programme will allow more people to make sustainable travel choices and will contribute to a reduction in emissions within Dublin while providing a reliable alternative to private cars.
Deputy McAuliffe said: “The expansion to Maynooth/M3 Parkway will involve the electrification of 40km of track and increase capacity from seven services an hour to 15 which increase passenger numbers from 4,500 to 13,750. I welcome news that the dart line is to be extended to both lines. DART+ West is the first phase of a programme that will eventually see the electrification of other lines bringing the service to Celbridge and Drogheda.
“I welcome the fact that there will be 15 trains per hour and the linking of the Luas to Finglas with the DART at Broombridge and the linking of the Metro to the DART at Hart’s Corner which will improve connectivity for people in Dublin North West to the City Centre and the airport.
“I would encourage the public to engage with the public consultation process and have their voices heard on this which will be a transformation for the city,” concluded Deputy McAuliffe.