Irish Rail welcomes decision that protects proposed Dart Underground station

Irish Rail is welcoming a planning decision that protects a proposed Dart Underground station.

Permission for a seven floor office block on Sandwith Street just south of Pearse Station in Dublin has been refused.

That is despite there being no plan to build the underground link between the main train stations for at least another decade.

But Irish Rail's Barry Kenny says the proposed route needs to be protected in the meantime.

He said: "The Dart Underground is a hugely significant project for the future of public transport in the greater Dublin area and we are working with the National Transport Authority to finalise and protect a route for that."

File image of what Dart Underground may look like.

- Digital Desk


Related Articles

Three new DART services to address timetable complaints

DART services disrupted after 'tragic incident' at Portmarnock

Dart line between Bray and Greystones closed for the day following fire

Passengers threatened during graffiti attack by gang of youths with knives and clubs

More in this Section

Education Committee to consider consent classes for secondary schools

Structural issues in schools will be repaired as soon as possible, says Varadkar

90,000 illegal prescription medicines seized

President Higgins shares concerns over hard border violence risk


Breaking Stories

Tried and tested: Polar’s new Vantage M running watch

7 design hacks to enhance your garden as the nights draw in

Ask a counsellor: ‘I’m scared my messy relationship history will put my new partner off me’

Whole world in their hands: Icons design globes in aid of GOAL

More From The Irish Examiner