Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has welcomed the submission of a planning application from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to An Bord Pleanála for the MetroLink.
According to a statement published on Gov.ie, this planning application marks a key stage in the development of the MetroLink project, which consists of a new, fully segregated railway, most of which will be underground, between the Swords area and Charlemont in Dublin.
The statement published on Gov.ie quotes Minister Ryan as saying, “In July, I secured Cabinet agreement to progress the major MetroLink project. I am delighted that today we have met our commitment with the submission of a planning application for the route. Securing planning approval is vital for MetroLink, and I am keen to see construction on the project start as soon as possible.
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“MetroLink is a flagship project, but it is also one of a suite of major public transport investments that we have secured ongoing funding for within Budget 2023, underlining the commitment in the Programme for Government and in the Climate Action Plan to transform the way people can move around both our cities and rural Ireland.”
The statement published on Gov.ie quotes TII chief executive Peter Walsh as saying, “I believe that MetroLink will enable truly sustainable development for the country, and I call for the support from all stakeholders to facilitate its timely progression through the planning process.”
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