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Metro North essential for Dublin – Ellis

23 September, 2015 - by Dessie Ellis TD

Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Transport has reacted to reports that options for capital transport projects are being considered by the government. Dessie Ellis TD stated that the plans for Metro North had been side-lined as economic crisis gripped the country.

Deputy Ellis said:

 “Next week the government is going to make a decision on the options for capital transport projects. We believe that Metro North, even at reduced cost, which may mean going partially over ground, is one of the most important projects for the country. €150 million has already been spent on plans for Metro North, an obvious waste of tax payers’ money if these plans are not progressed.

“Dublin’s population is expected to grow by over 400,000 by 2030, therefore it is essential that a European Capital city like Dublin has strong transport connectivity.

“Thousands of cars will essentially be removed from our streets, improving the environment of Dublin City. Jobs will also be created both during and after construction. Places like Swords, Rush and Balbriggan will now be hugely faster to reach, which will improve the lives of commuters and tourists in Dublin overall.

“We are one of the few European Capital cities without a rail link to our main airport," concluded Deputy Ellis.

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