Metrolink project should not be scrapped

13 May 2020

Labour Party TD for Dublin Fingal, Duncan Smith, has said long-term transport projects such as MetroLink should not be taken off the table.

Deputy Smith said:

“It’s important at this time to ensure long-term investment in environmentally sound transport projects such as MetroLink remain on the table.

“This is vital for not only the transport in the Greater Dublin Area but for sustaining high-quality jobs across Dublin.

“MetroLink is going to be a game-changer for those who live and work near Dublin Airport and in an around the M1 corridor.

“I understand the concerns of the NBRU in terms of transport companies needing a cash injection now to deal with a fall in passenger numbers due to Covid-19 but calling for long-term projects that will benefit commuters and transport companies in the long run to be axed isn’t the answer here.

“The people of North County Dublin have waited long enough for a project like MetroLink to commence. People who live on the M1 Corridor and in and around Dublin Airport need an alternative to road-traffic. Commuters and transport operators know this, that’s why today’s calls for MetroLink to be scrapped by those who are very aware of the problems that exist in Dublin Fingal are particularly disappointing.”

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