Thursday, 19 January 2023
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
101. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the expansion of the DART+ service to Sallins and Newbridge is being considered, given that they are the main commuter towns in the area. [2224/23]
The National Transport Authority (NTA) will shortly publish the statutory Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area 2022-2042, following my approval.
The strategy includes proposals to extend DART services on the Kildare Line to Sallins/Naas in addition to the construction of a new train station to the west of Sallins which is envisioned to house a regional Park and ride site with approximately 1,000 car parking spaces. These projects are to be delivered over the lifetime of the strategy. However, it should be noted that as they are outside the scope of the current DART+ South West element of the overall DART+ programme, they will require their own design and approval processes.
The current focus is on completing the delivery of the DART+ programme in order to allow for later consideration of further extensions to DART services.