|Mark N||25/11/2010||Not arriving anytime soon. This from the Irish Rail website:|
Iarnród Éireann appreciates that, given the current economic situation, the Government requires to reduce capital spending on Transport and other areas.
In relation to DART Underground, while the tunnelling element will not proceed in the immediate period, we welcome the commitment to delivering resignalling and other associated works on the existing DART and Commuter routes. These works will of themselves yield significant benefits to commuters, by delivering capacity for a higher frequency of trains on all lines.
The Railway Order hearing for the core DART Underground tunnelling project is underway, and this will continue. This will ensure that, subject to An Bord Pleanála’s approval, we will be in a position to proceed with DART Underground as quickly as possible when the Exchequer funding environment improves, as part of a PPP, and deliver a project which will generate significant economic return for the Exchequer, and transform the Greater Dublin area’s rail network.