Noel Dempsey - Articles and news items
Issue 4 2010 • 19 August 2010 • Noel Dempsey, Minister for Transport, Ireland
Metro North is a key element in the creation of a fully integrated rail based public transport network for the Greater Dublin Area as envisaged in Transport 21 – the Irish Government’s multi-billion transport infrastructure investment programme. Metro North will avail of a range of interchange opportunities with light and heavy rail, bus services and park and ride facilities.
Metro North will connect the town of Swords in North County Dublin to Dublin City Centre. Using underground, surface and elevated tracks, Metro North will operate from St Stephen’s Green in the city centre, via Dublin Airport, to Belinstown, north of Swords.
In Ireland, we have recognised the critical importance of transport infrastructure in promoting economic development, and a greater quality of life and standard of living, for the years ahead. That is why we are involved in the most extensive period of investment in our transport network than at any time in the past.
This investment is being made according to a detailed plan for the transformation of Ireland’s national road, rail, tram, metro, bus and regional airport links. This plan is called Transport 21.