Ballyfermot could get Dart station
December 01, 2007
- Station would be part of the planned western Dart
- Area under ten minutes from Ballyfermot college
A railway station that would be part of the expanded Dart network could be built near to Ballyfermot Village and Ballyfermot College of Further Education.
The RPA project manager for the planned Lucan Luas line told the Ballyfermot Post that Irish Rail were looking at the possibility of creating a new station where the Kylemore Road passes the Kildare to Heuston railway line.
The location is just over ten minutes walk from Ballyfermot Village. It is even closer to the back of the media building at BCFE, although the gates for that walk way are currently locked.
The station, if it went ahead, would be a Dart station under plans to expand the Dart network to both the Kildare and Maynooth lines. It would offer transport users in Ballyfermot a fast rail link into the centre of Dublin and direct connections to all rail transport in Dublin.
As we reported before, the RPA have selected a route past college as one of two possibilities for the Lucan Luas. With both of the proposed Luas routes, the RPA would place a connecting station close to the railway.
The ‘four tracking’ upgrading of the Kildare line – allowing for a separation of city and intercity services – is currently under constriction. While the Dart Underground project is at an advanced planning stage.
- Read more on the planned rail transport for West Dublin in the Ballyfermot Post, due online and in print on Friday, December 14.