Meath West TD, Peadar Tóibín has said there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel for the long awaited Navan – Dublin rail link.
The Aontú leader told Meath Live, ‘ There is a growing head of steam building for the Navan to Dublin Rail line. Pressure from our campaign and the thousands of commuters across the county is impacting on the government.
‘There is no doubt in my mind that this pressure and the overwhelming logic of the rail line is paying off. The assessment by the NTA of the need for the Rail Line currently ongoing. We have met with the Minister for Transport and our campaign is seeking a meeting with CEO of Iarnród Éireann and the Consultancy firm involved in the review”.
‘We welcome that the Chief Executive of Iarnród Éireann Jim Meade is eager to expand and improve the rail infrastructure across the country, along with proposals which included a potential extension of the Rail Line from Dublin to Navan. Meath has one of the fastest growing populations, we commute more and further than any other county in the country and Navan is the largest town in the country without a rail line. The facts are clear.
‘There is an enormous cost on families to the commuter hell that over 30,000 people go through every day in normal times. There is an enormous cost to the environment. The government needs to end the never ending lip service afforded to the rail line and finally build it’.