MetroLink Update

In Seanad Eireann I renewed my call for an independent expert to be appointed to support residents and property owners along the MetroLink route, for the possibility of a station instead of a shaft to be considered for Albert College Park and for the feasibility study for a south west route be completed prior to a railway order application being lodged under the following commencement matter:

The need for the Minister for Transport update the Seanad on the Metrolink project, the decision not to put a station in Albert college park, and the provision of independent expert advice to home owners to support them to engage in the planning process.

The Minister made a commitment to independent expert advice being made available to all communities ahead of the planning process.

I urged the Minister to go back to TII to revisit the Albert college station proposal, and to complete the feasibility on the south west route prior to applying for railway order.