- Feasibility study to be completed by March 2017 -
Dublin Fingal TD, Darragh O’Brien has welcomed the news from Irish Rail that a feasibility study, on increasing car park capacity at a number of its train stations, is currently taking place.
“This is great news for the thousands of commuters across North Dublin that rely on parking space availability at train stations to ensure they can get to work on time.”
“For the past number of years, I’ve called for an expansion in capacity, and have been in regular contact with Irish Rail raising the concerns of local commuters.”
“Too often over the past number of years, commuters wanting to park at the station were forced, due to a lack of capacity, to look elsewhere for parking, often at an increased price, and ultimately leading them to miss their train to the city centre.”
“Portmarnock station received a significant amount of investment, nearly €500,000 to increase parking capacity to 278 spaces.”
“While this is a welcome development, more capacity is needed in Portmarnock to keep up with the increased number of commuters but other stations across North Dublin also need the same level of investment to ensure that commuters can continue to use the train services to get to work on time.”
“The study is expected to be completed by the end of Quarter 1 in 2017, and I will be working hard to ensure that there is funding made available to Irish Rail to develop the additional capacity that is so obviously needed,” concluded O’Brien.