Metro North at least another 10 years away

by Gazette Reporter

HOPES for a speedy delivery of the Metro North light rail system, which will pave the way for Swords to grow to a population of 100,000 people, have been dashed.
The Department of Transport’s strategy for the next three years renews the Government’s commitment to the rail line, but does not envisage its provision any earlier than 2027.
The new transport network is on track to meet its target – but there is no capital to start the project ahead of schedule.
The three-year strategy involves a €3.6 billion investment in a number of major public transport projects including Metro North and the cross-city completion of the Luas line.
The draft development plan for Fingal hinges on delivery of the project with a number of proposed land rezonings which have the potential to further develop Swords.

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