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News 2005

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LUAS upgrade to begin in 2007
The Minister for Transport, Martin Cullen, has announced details for the upgrading of the Tallaght LUAS line under Transport 21.
RTÉ News - November 20, 2005

Transport authority team announced
The team charged with establishing the new transport authority for the Greater Dublin area has been announced. The team will finalise the structures of the new authority.
RTÉ News - November 6, 2005

Comment: Stop wasting time
Electoral stunt or sound transport planning? The government’s ambitious 10-year plan designed to solve Dublin’s logjam and improve services on the west and southern coasts is a bit of both
Sunday Times - November 6, 2005

Cullen's plan gets new czar
The government has appointed a senior academic to head its EUR 34 billion transport plan which has been dismissed by the opposition parties as a 'sham'.
Sunday Times - November 6, 2005

Grand central chaos
As the most ambitious transport plan in Ireland’s history is unveiled, John Burns assesses its potential impact on the capital and beyond.
Sunday Times - November 6, 2005

Value of houses located near proposed Metro set to rocket
House prices along the proposed new Metro line in Dublin in areas such as Ballymun, Blanchardstown and Clondalkin are set to rocket, according to leading estate agents in the capital.
Sunday Independent - November 6, 2005

Delight as Metro link secured for Swords
The inclusion of Swords was crucial to the realisation of Metro North which will link St Stephen’s Green to the Fingal capital via Dublin Airport, it has emerged.
Fingal Independent - November 3, 2005

Executive body set to deliver capital transport plan
A high-powered executive body will be established within months to drive forward the new multi-billion euro transport plan in the capital, a senior minister said.
Ireland Online - November 2, 2005

Dubliners urged to be patient during construction
Dublin residents can brace themselves for years of pain as parts of the city are set to be torn apart to deliver a public transport system for future generations.
Irish Examiner - November 2, 2005

Transport plan - Blueprint has potential to deliver
Ambitious though the Government’s latest transportation blueprint costing €34.4 billion may seem to be, it is not being merely pedantic to point out that that is just what it is at the moment - a blueprint.
Irish Examiner - November 2, 2005

Opposition dismisses 10-year transport plan as 'political con job'
Fine Gael last night dismissed the transport plan as a "political con job" and wasted opportunity.
Irish Examiner - November 2, 2005

Thumbs up for Navan rail link
The new Transport 21 national plan launched yesterday (1st) has placed the rail link from Clonsilla to Navan 'on the map'.
Meath Chronicle - November 1, 2005

Cullen foresees the Green as Dublin hub
St Stephen's Green will become a major transport hub for Dublin's new rail services, according to the Cullen plan unveiled this evening.
Business World- November 1, 2005

New plan "will see 175m more passengers"
The government expects an extra 175m passengers to be using trains, trams and buses each year within a decade.
Business World- November 1, 2005

Government launches EUR 34bn '21st century transport plan for 21st century Ireland'
An integrated transport system for Dublin, to include seven new Luas projects, two Metro lines, an underground station at St. Stephen's Green integrating all services and the Western Rail Corridor are among the investments outlined today in Transport 21, the Government's EUR 34.4billion transport investment plan
Finfacts Ireland - November 1, 2005

EUR 20bn transport plan to be brought before Cabinet
The Department of Transport has set out a EUR 20bn transport plan, which it wants to present to the Cabinet early next week.
Ireland Online - October 27, 2005

Economist warning over rail investments
The government must not presume that train and metro-type projects offer value for new investment in a city such as Dublin, according to Colm McCarthy of consultant DKM.
Sunday Business Post - October 15, 2005

DART drivers decide against action
The threat of disruption to DART services has been lifted after drivers decided tonight not to engage in any industrial action in their dispute over pay.
RTÉ News - August 16, 2005

DART testing delayed by 24 hours amid row
Iarnród Éireann has said it will defer training and testing for drivers on new longer DART trains for 24 hours to allow unions to consult members over the changes.
RTÉ News - August 15, 2005

Results of DART drivers' ballot due
The result is expected later tomorrow of a ballot by DART drivers on whether or not to accept a Labour Court recommendation that they should drive new longer trains without
being paid more.
RTÉ News - August 14, 2005

DART drivers may boycott roll-out of longer trains
Drivers on Dublin's DART service are considering a possible boycott of new longer trains which the company is due to begin testing on Monday.
Irish Independent - August 12, 2005

South Dublin faces weekend Dart disruption over summer
TREGULAR DART users on Dublin’s southside face disruption to weekend services from today until next September due to further upgrade works on the line.Iarnród Éireann yesterday apologised to passengers for the suspension of normal services between Pearse and Greystones for the next 14 weeks.
Irish Examiner - June 04, 2005

Cullen launches the Second Phase of Integrated Ticketing
Minister targets 2006 for integrated Luas, DART and Dublin Bus ticket.
The Minister for Transport, Martin Cullen T.D., today (Monday, 21st March 2005) launched the Luas smartcard. Speaking at the launch, Minister Cullen stated his objective was to see the roll out of a single ticket for all public transport services, starting as early as next year.
Press release - March 21, 2005

Dublin Rail News 1999 - 2004

This document was created by Huib Zegers 2002-2005 - last update: 06-11-2005