Candidate calls for funding of Kylemore Train Station

by Rachel Cunningham
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A Labour candidate and local representative for Ballyfermot-Drimnagh is calling on the government to commit to the construction of a new train station at Kylemore in Ballyfermot, along the new proposed DART+ South West Route.

“It is hugely welcome to see an engineering company appointed by Irish Rail to undertake studies for a possible new station at Kylemore,” said Patrick Dempsey.

“I am glad to see this project move to its next stage of development and to see preferred options by the end of this year.

“However, the National Transport Authority has not yet committed to this project, nor has it committed to provide the funding required to build it.”

The local representative said the community called for a new station to be built during consultations.

“It is a critical piece in the jigsaw to ensure that we increase public transport options, and for Dublin to play its part in the climate action plan,” he said.

“It is crucial that the government and National Transport Authority fully commits to this project and provides the funding required. It cannot become a plan that gathers dust on a shelf, much like the Lucan Luas Feasibility Study.

“The population of Ballyfermot is projected to grow substantially over the coming years, with large new residential developments in progress or in planning.

“This station must be built to ensure that the public transport system can manage this and that the people of Ballyfermot have greater mobility across the city.”

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