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Benefits of DART+ South West

  • Increase peak passenger capacity from 5,000 to 20,000 per hour per direction and increase train frequency between Hazelhatch & Celbridge Station and Dublin City – facilitating fast, frequent and reliable transport to the surrounding communities.
  • Enhance public transport opportunities for work, education or leisure purposes.
  • Facilitate the development and future growth of existing and new communities that will greatly benefit from the connectivity that the DART+ South West will deliver.
  • Alleviate road congestion.
  • Build a sustainable and connected city region, supporting the transition to a low carbon and climate resilient society.
  • Facilitate people to make sustainable travel choices by encouraging a move away from private cars to reliable, efficient and safe public transport network.
  • Improve multimodal transport connectivity through interchange with the Luas at Heuston Station, Bus Connects and the proposed MetroLink.
  • Improve journey time reliability.

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).