Trans­port re­port to in­clude DART to Grey­stones

Fe­bru­ary 1994

Bray People - - NEWS -

THE pro­posed ex­ten­sion of the DART rail ser­vice to Grey­stones is set to be in­cluded in the fi­nal rec­om­men­da­tions to Gov­ern­ment by the Dublin Trans­port Ini­tia­tive (DTI) study group.

But while the scheme is amongst the projects listed in a draft fi­nal re­port of the DTI, which was leaked this week, a lead­ing lo­cal cam­paigner has warned against com­pla­cency about the mat­ter.

‘ The real fight for DART will come when the DTI’s re­port is sub­mit­ted to Gov­ern­ment, be­cause the fact is that we are in­cluded in a pro­gramme along with a num­ber of other projects for which there sim­ply isn’t enough money,’ said Cllr Ge­orge Jones.

A DTI Lo­cal Author­ity Mem­bers Com­mit­tee mem­ber, Cllr Jones said that Grey­stones’ pro­posed £7 mil­lion DART ex­ten­sion is in­cluded in a £28 mil­lion se­ries of sub­ur­ban rail pro­pos­als for which only £20 mil­lion was pro­vided.

‘Al­though the DART project has the sup­port of both the DTI and Iarn­rod Eire­ann, every ef­fort will have to be made to en­sure that it doesn’t fall,’ he said.

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