Monday, July 04, 2011

Future of Meath is Reliant on Our Infrastructure

Irish Rail publishes new draft timetable reducing commuter train services from the M3 Parkway at Dunboyne to Dublin.

Meath East TD, Regina Doherty has written to the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar highlighting this issue and seeking assistance to rectify this situation on behalf of Meath residents.

According to Doherty “it is evident from the proposed new timetable Irish Rail are proposing to reduce the frequency of its train service from September 2011. Furthermore there is no proposal from Irish Rail to introduce peak-time commuter services arriving or departing from either Connolly or Pearse St Dart Stations. ”

In her letter to the Minister, Deputy Doherty went further to request the Ministers assistance in conveying her message to Irish Rail in the hopes that they will review their draft timetables. She believes “there will continue to be lack of patronage for this service if this change is allowed to occur.”

Doherty went further to warn that “Should this change become permanent it would have a considerable negative impact on the financial viability of extending the Dunboyne M3 Parkway service to Navan.”

Doherty is 100% convinced of the importance of the M3 Parkway service to County Meath and for the need to continue the service to Navan.

“This Train Service is a vital piece of infrastructure for County Meath and the future development of this County and I know the Minster will assist in conveying this important message to Irish Rail.”

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