Transport

€GHOST TRAIN STATION€ FOR DUBLIN 15?

18 August 2010

We have heard all about ghost estates and zombie hotels, but it now looks like Dublin 15 could get its very own ‘ghost train station’. Although the grand opening of the Dunboyne rail line has been scheduled for September 2nd, it now appears that the Hansfield station, which was to serve the growing population centres … Continue reading ‘Ghost Train Station’ for Dublin 15?

FINGAL TRAFFIC GRIDLOCK BAD FOR BUSINESS

24 November 2008

According to Fingal County Council’s 2008 Business & Employment survey, covering over 4,000 businesses, more than 7 in 10 businesses in the Fingal area are more optimistic for the future of their own business and the local Fingal economy than they are for the national economy. Commenting on the survey, Deputy Joan Burton said “It’s … Continue reading Fingal Traffic Gridlock Bad for Business

METRO WEST ROUTE NOT BEST OPTION FOR DUBLIN 15

17 November 2008

“The Rail Procurement Agency, responsible for delivering the Metro West and Metro North projects, last week published its latest design update with an ‘emerging preferred route’. While this is said to be the result of a significant public consultation, it would be appear that the best route for Dublin 15 has not been chosen. “Despite … Continue reading Metro West Route Not Best Option for Dublin 15

DUNBOYNE RAIL EXTENSION WELCOME FOR ONGAR-HANSFIELD RESIDENTS

12 November 2008

Iarnród Eireann have announced that work has commenced on the 7.5km Dunboyne rail line with the service due to open in 2010. It will branch off the Maynooth line at Clonsilla with three new stations to be built at Hansfield, Pace and Dunboyne. The Pace station will comprise a 1,200 space Park & Ride facility. … Continue reading Dunboyne Rail Extension Welcome for Ongar-Hansfield Residents

LABOUR€S COMMUTER BELT SURVEY REVEALS DUBLIN 15 ANGST

30 September 2008

The Labour Party recently carried out a survey of over 1,300 people in Dublin commuter belt areas, including Dublin 15. The results showed that respondents in Dublin 15, like most people in the commuter belt, are none too happy with their lot. Key findings of the survey include: 4 out of 5 people in Dublin … Continue reading Labour’s Commuter Belt Survey Reveals Dublin 15 Angst

COOLMINE RAIL COMMUTERS HIT WITH PARKING STEALTH CHARGE

17 July 2008

According to media reports, CIE have awarded a contract to a private parking control and clamping company to introduce ‘pay and display’ parking at 37 train stations in the Greater Dublin Area, including Coolmine station. Under the scheme, commuters parking in Coolmine station would have to pay €2 a day to park their cars. Deputy … Continue reading Coolmine Rail Commuters Hit With Parking Stealth Charge

MINISTER PUTS UP ROADBLOCK TO BETTER DUBLIN 15 BUS SERVICE

26 June 2008

In a recent meeting with representatives from Dublin Bus, Deputy Joan Burton has learned that the strict interpretation of competition rules by the Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey TD, has cast doubt on a whole series of improvements to the Dublin Bus service in Dublin 15. Deputy Burton commented “I was shocked to hear that … Continue reading Minister Puts up Roadblock to Better Dublin 15 Bus Service

CAMPAIGNING PAYS OFF AS 41X ALLOWED TO USE PORT TUNNEL

12 June 2008

Deputy Joan Burton has been advised by Dublin Bus that the Department of Transport has today agreed, after sustained political and grassroots pressure, to allow the 41X to run through the Dublin Port Tunnel, cutting upwards of half an hour from the journey time to the city centre. Swords Manor and Swords Manor/Glen Ellen departures … Continue reading Campaigning pays off as 41X allowed to use Port Tunnel

BURTON CHALLENGES DEMPSEY IN DáIL ON 41X USING PORT TUNNEL

5 June 2008

Speaking in the Dáil yesterday, Deputy Joan Burton said “Dublin Bus is not currently using the Port Tunnel for the Swords 41X route, from the Highfield-Forest Road area. A simple measure, concerning which the Minister has simply sat on his hands, would be to give a licence to these buses to come through the Dublin … Continue reading Burton Challenges Dempsey in Dáil on 41X using Port Tunnel

IMPRESSIVE ATTENDANCE AT TRANSPORT MEETING SHOWS HUNGER FOR IMPROVED PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN DUBLIN 15

25 April 2008

Deputy Joan Burton, Cllr. Michael O’Donovan and Cllr. Peggy Hamill yesterday hosted a public transport meeting in ‘The Paddocks’, Littlepace with over 70 members of the public in attendance. The meeting was addressed by representatives from the Rail Procurement Agency (Metro West), Iarnr?d Eireann and Dublin Bus. This was followed by a lively question and … Continue reading Impressive Attendance at Transport Meeting Shows Hunger for Improved Public Transport in Dublin 15