Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport

Revised National Development Plan: Discussion

Ms Anne Graham:

On the capacity upgrade, it is not just about the lengthening of the trams. Mr. Creegan mentioned 45 m but they can be up to 55 m, which is a significant increase in the length of every tram, as well as eight additional trams built into the green line. In the Estimates that were done in the lead up to bringing forward MetroLink as currently proposed, we would have known of the developments that were planned. We believe that the green line is capable of delivering the service for those new developments. We do have to reassess, as part of the greater Dublin area transport strategy, which will now be published next week. The Senator might wait and see what is in the strategy associated with the future next 20 years in terms of growth of the greater Dublin area and how we want to address that from a public transport point of view.


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