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  • Northside West

Progress on plans for Finglas Luas

Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 8:00am
Progress on plans for Finglas Luas
Progress on plans for Finglas Luas

DESIGN work is now underway on plans to bring the Luas to Finglas, with a preferred route expected to be identified in 2020, according to a local TD.

Deputy Noel Rock (FG), who represents Dublin North West, said he has been advocating for the extension of the Luas to the area for some time. He revealed he had received confirmation that a Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) team have already begun planning and design work on the project. This work will continue until next year when an emerging preferred route will be identified.

“This route will be subject to public consultation and it is vital that the voices of the community are heard and taken into account,” Deputy Rock said. “I successfully lobbied to have this project included in Project Ireland 2040 and I have always been clear that it must be up and running as soon as possible.”

Mr Rock said the ‘FingLuas’ will have a transformative effect on the north west of the city and will make a major difference to the people of the area.

“We cannot drag our heels on this and it is heartening to see that TII is acting on the vast number of representations I’ve made on this issue,” he added.

“It has made a huge difference to Cabra and Broombridge and I know it will do the same for Finglas South, West and Finglas Village.

“This will give Finglas the investment it deserves and needs. I will continue to work night and day to ensure that we keep the pressure on early delivery of this vital infrastructural project.”

 

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