Minister Dempsey to bypass Hansfield Station.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Commuters on the new railway line from Dunboyne are in for a surprise when they arrive at their destination in the middle of Dublin’s Sheriff Street. While most commuters will want to travel to Connolly and Pearse Stations, the Dunboyne Line will only service the Docklands Station.

This will likely lead to overcrowding on the Connolly Line as many of the new Dunboyne commuters seek to change trains at Clonsilla. The only connections at Docklands Station are the 151 Bus and the Luas Red Line, both of which service O’Connell Street. There is no link to the business districts south of the river. This issue must be addressed by Minister Dempsey’s Department of Transport.

Meanwhile the new Hansfield station at Ongar remains closed because there is no road access to it. It must have been embarrassing for Transport Minister Noel Dempsey as he passed it en route to the opening ceremony in Dunboyne today. The road was to have been provided by the local developers but they have stopped all building on the site.The Transport Minister must show some leadership here and get the issue sorted between the planning authority, Irish Rail and the developers.

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