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Public consultation now open on DART+ West

The second round of public consultations on the DART+ West Preferred Option is now open and will continue until 29th September 2021. Your feedback on this preferred option is important. Visit the DART+ West section for further details on the project. Iarnród Éireann will host an additional series of public webinars to present the preferred option and give the public the opportunity to pose questions to the project team.

Welcome to the DART+ Programme

The DART+ Programme will revolutionise travel in the Greater Dublin Area. It will see the DART network grow from its current 50km in length to over 150km. Bringing DART travel with all its benefits to new and existing communities. It will promote multi modal transit, active transport, boost regional connectivity and make public transport the preferred option for more and more people.


Here you will find links to the main projects that encompass the DART+ Programme.

DART+ News

Latest News about DART+ Programme.


DART+ West Public Consultation No. 2 – Dates for additional Public Briefings announced

The second round of public consultations on the DART+ West Preferred Option is open until 29th September 2021


DART+ West Public Consultation No. 2 – Public Briefings

DART+ West public consultation number two on the preferred option is now live and will continue until 29th September next.


DART+ West second public consultation begins, detailing capacity and electrification plans for Maynooth/M3 Parkway lines

Communities along the route of DART+ West are invited to give their feedback on the Preferred Option


Update on DART+ West Preferred Option at Coolmine

We are now preparing for a second round of public consultation for the DART+ West project, which is due to launch in July 2021. In advance of the launch of these consultation, Iarnród Éireann is announcing that the Preferred Option for DART+ West at Coolmine is significantly different to that previously proposed. As an alternative to the provision of a new vehicular bridge, the DART+ West Preferred Option proposes to upgrade road junctions and re-route traffic on the existing road network by using the existing railway crossing points at Diswellstown Viaduct and Castleknock Bridge. Click here for more details.


DART+ South West Public Consultation begins

DART+ South West: public consultation begins to extend DART from Heuston to Hazelhatch incl Phoenix Park tunnel. Rail customer capacity to quadruple under transformative project.


Arup is appointed to assist in design of DART+ Coastal

Arup have been appointed as multi-disciplinary design consultants for the DART+ Coastal projects.

Project Sponsors

The DART+ Programme is being implemented by Iarnród Éireann as part of Project Ireland 2040 and the NTA's Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area (2016-2035).