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Consultation on Rail Review 2016

The National Transport Authority, along with Iarnród Éireann and the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross, has launched a process of consultation around the Rail Review 2016 Report, which was published today.

The Rail Review examines the network as it currently operates, and analyses the potential of the network to meet national economic, social and environmental objectives into the future.

Rail has a huge role to play as an economic driver in terms of bringing about balanced regional development. It also delivers social benefits by improving social inclusion, improving accessibility and making travel safer. In addition, it provides real environmental benefits by reducing emissions and improving air quality.

But these benefits do not come free of charge, and if safeguarding them is regarded as a genuine priority, there must be a commitment to support our rail network into the future.

The Rail Review looks at the investment required to operate, maintain and develop the network, identifies the funding gap that has arisen, and examines the options around closing that gap.

For more information see the link below:

Consultation on Rail Review

Consultation on Sandymount / Merrion to Blackrock Corridor Study

The National Transport Authority has opened a process of public consultation around proposals that will address the acute transport needs along the Sandymount/ Merrion – Blackrock corridor.
This is our Emerging Preferred Scheme which seeks to provide a comprehensive solution to a complex set of transport needs, in a way that will deliver real benefits to bus and rail passengers, cyclists, pedestrians, and all road users.

Traffic and congestion in the Merrion Gate area have become more and more acute in recent years. What we are putting forward is an ambitious and forward-looking set of proposals that we feel will deliver real benefits to commuters, road users and local communities all along the route.

To ensure the plan is as good as it can possibly be, we are actively consulting with the public. If members of local communities, or public transport users, or cyclists, or road users or the business community have suggestions as to how we can do this better, we will certainly reflect that in the finalised plans.

For more information see the link below:

Consultation on Sandymount / Merrion to Blackrock Corridor Study