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MetroLink Public Consultation

Posted May 17th, 2018

We have had a lot of representations about this and people are very concerned about the potential changes, as am I. My team met with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and have been in regular contact with them regarding these concerns.

I do not think that the proposal for south of Charlemont St. is viable; I believe that it would have a disproportionately negative impact on the community, particularly for the large and demographically diverse population in the Ranelagh area, notwithstanding the significant numbers that travel through the area.

An alternative solution needs to be found and I have expressed this view to TII. I believe that given the obvious problems with the proposed closure of access from Beechwood Road to Dunville Avenue, a different proposal will have to be fully examined and put forward.

If you would like to have a look at my formal submission, go here.

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28 March 2018

The National Transport Authority (NTA) and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) have announced details of the Emerging Preferred Route for MetroLink, the metro service that will run from Estuary north of Swords to Sandyford. It is expected to be operational in 2027.

There will be a local information evening on Monday, 16th April at the Hilton Hotel,Charlemont, Dublin 6 from 2pm – 8pm. It will have a big impact on our area – take a look at the plans and have your say on the proposal.

A public consultation is open – submissions can be made before 5pm on Friday 11th May2018.

To submit feedback:

– Email consultations@metrolink.ie. Or;

– Write to the following address: MetroLink Consultations, Transport Infrastructure Ireland, Parkgate Business Centre, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8, D08 DK10

Phone calls are not considered official feedback. A lengthy submission is not necessary.

To see full details of the project, go here.