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Transport | Progression for DART extension in Co Kildare

To ask the Minister for Transport the progress to date in the electrification of the Maynooth rail line with particular reference to the need to ensure that car parking facilities are supplied to the west of Kilcock thereby facilitating Enfield, Kilcock and the wider hinterland; and if he will make a statement on the matter.


As part of the development of the Draft Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area, the Park & Ride Development Office developed a Park & Ride Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area. This strategy has considered existing and future demand for Park & Ride taking account of existing and future public transport provision. A strategic Park & Ride site has been identified off Junction 6 of the M4 which would like with a new station on the DART+ West line between Leixlip and Maynooth. The NTA in conjunction with Iarnród Éireann are reviewing further local P&R at existing railway stations and are progressing the upgrade and expansion of parking at railway station across the entire Iarnród Éireann rail network, including within Kildare.

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