Meath West TD, Peadar Toíbin, has told Meath Live that the public must keep the pressure on to ensure the long-awaited, Navan – Dublin rail link is delivered.

He says pressure must be kept on the Government to build the Navan rail line in a “reasonable” timeframe.

It comes after the Transport Minister yesterday said there is no lack of commitment to deliver the long-awaited project – which has been shelved since 2016 – but it will be several years before the line is operational.

Plans to extend the existing rail network from the M3 Parkway near Dunboyne to Navan were included in the National Transport Authority’s latest strategy for the Greater Dublin Area.

However, the project was listed under the 2031 to 2042 implantation phase meaning it would be at least 10 years before construction would begin.

Toíbin told Meath Live, ‘Now is not the time to be cynical about this promise now is the time to make sure it is fulfilled,’