Opens days for planned west Dublin Luas


Opens days for planned west Dublin Luas

November 20, 2007

- Luas stop planned outside BCFE

Open days will be held next week for the planned Lucan Luas. The new line may serve areas such as Ballyfermot, Liffey Valley, Cherry Orchard, Inchicore, and Kilmainham.

One of the proposed routes will see the creation of a stop at Ballyfermot Village, just outside Ballyfermot College of Further Education.

The Lucan Luas is projected to add 25m passengers per year to the Luas network, according to the RPA, the State body with control over Luas and Metro projects.

The line is set to run from Lucan to Dublin city center. There are two main routes proposed, and five sub-routes, which could use parts of the main routes. If a section via Park West is chosen, Ballyfermot will be by-passed.

The open days are part of the public consultation phase of the planning of the project. The public can find out further information and give their views on the routes. The closing date for submissions is set at January 31, 2008, and the RPA expect to have an ‘emerging preferred route’ by late Spring 2008.

“Over 110,000 copies of the Line F Newsletter which describes the route options and the process have been distributed to homes, businesses and other stakeholders along the proposed routes,” said a statement from the RPA.

The opening days, which run from 11am to 8pm, are as follows: Monday November 26 – Fitzwilliam Hotel, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2; Tuesday November 27 – Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley, Dublin 22; Wedesday November 28 – Lucan Library, Newcastle Road, Lucan, Co Dublin; Thursday November 29 – Ballyfermot Civic Centre, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10; and Friday November 30 – Oblates Hall, Inchicore, Dublin 8.

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