Plans for a new DART line to Celbridge have been revealed.
The project will extend DART trains from Dublin city centre to Hazelhatch and Celbridge train station in Co Kildare, as part of a wider expansion of DART services.
It involved 20 kilometres of a new electrified track and the project will move into the planning system by the end of the month.
Subject to planning permission and funding, work could begin in 2025.
The Dublin Commuter Coalition has criticised the lack of stops at Cabra and the Kylemore Road.
Chairperson Feljin Jose said in a tweet, it will leave 5km gaps between stations, "skipping past communities."
But he continued to say this could be "done in parallel", so the group will continue pushing for that.
The Government's approved the submission of a railway order for DART South West.
20 km of new electrified track will connect communities from Dublin to Celbridge (pic2).
New station at Heuston West / Islandbridge.
Electrification of the Phoenix Park Tunnel.@DublinCommuters pic.twitter.com/nRR1flCR7T
— Tom Douglas (@TomDouglas95) March 8, 2023
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan says, the approval "highlights our commitment to invest in high-quality public transport and decarbonise Ireland’s transport system."
The Green Party leader continued to say this will "transform the lives" of people living in those communities.
New carriages will begin arriving next year, with the first batch consisting of 90 units.
Eamon Ryan says "this will see new DART services between Drogheda and Dublin city from early 2025, before then expanding to other areas including Hazelhatch and Celbridge.”