Further delays to MetroLink are unacceptable – Farrell

20th September 2021 - Alan Farrell TD

Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Spokesperson on Climate Action, Alan Farrell, has said the reported delays to MetroLink are unacceptable and will be yet another set back for North Dublin.

Deputy Farrell said, “Reports in recent days have suggested that MetroLink, which was due to be completed by 2027, will not be completed until 2034. This is a completely unacceptable scenario and there must be consequences for repeated delays.”

“Dublin Fingal has one of the fastest growing populations in the country and is also home to Dublin Airport, the necessity of a modern transport system cannot be understated.”

Deputy Farrell continued, “The latest reports of delays are, to put it simply, an insult to all residents who have engaged in good faith with the process and who eagerly anticipate MetroLink’s arrival.”

“Investing in public transport also benefits the environment, as more people opt to leave their cars at home. If we are serious about reducing our transport emissions then projects like MetroLink must be prioritised.”

Deputy Farrell added, “Delays in the delivery of public projects such as MetroLink cannot be ignored, the consequences of more delays are too significant to turn a blind eye to.

“I believe that the Minister should seek to provide clarity as to the future of MetroLink as a matter of urgency and I intend to raise this matter in the Dail with Minister Ryan.

“Residents of Fingal deserve a clear reason as to why they must endure another postponement and I look forward to seeking an answer on their behalf.” Deputy Farrell concluded.

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