Another Luas line: Finglas extension on way

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PLANS are underway to extend the Luas line into Finglas, a project which Fine Gael TD Noel Rock is calling ‘FingLuas.’

The party says that design work is now underway and a preferred route is expected to be identified in 2020.

“Last week I received confirmation that a Transport Infrastructure Ireland team have already begun planning and design work on the project and this work will continue until next year when an emerging preferred route will be identified,” Mr Rock said.

“This route will be subject to public consultation and it is vital that the voices of the community are heard and taken into account.”

vital that the voices of the community are heard

The TD added that the project will “have a transformative effect on the north-west of the city and will make a major difference to people in the area.”

In 2017, the Luas Cross City brought trams to Phibsboro, Cabra and Broombridge and Rock feels that Finglas can be the next northside area to benefit.

“I know it has made a huge difference to Cabra and Broombridge and I know it will do the same for Finglas South, West and Finglas Village.

This will give Finglas the investment it deserves and needs.

Meanwhile, Dublin is set to get its first 24-hour bus service. Starting next month on December 1, the round-the-clock service will be trialled on a number of routes.

Part of a major expansion programme in Dublin Bus Services, the National Transport Authority (NTA) confirmed that the number 41, servicing Swords, and Dublin Airport via city centre, would be the first route to be trialled.

According to the NTA the new service would be of great benefit to members of the public working irregular hours.  Along with all those in late-night industries such as pubs and restaurants in the
city.

DeputyRock took to social media to announce that the number 15 bus, running between Clongriffin and Knocklyon, would become 24/7 as well.

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