Frequently Asked Questions
The railway along this section comprises two main line tracks which are joined by two sidings used to access the depot and for train storage. The Project requires two additional operational DART tracks as well as the existing tracks to facilitate the required increase in capacity.
The delivery of Heuston West Station provides more city centre capacity and passenger options for alighting in the environs of Heuston or continuing to the city centre in the environs of Connolly / Spencer Dock / Grand Canal Dock.
The delivery of Heuston West Station also takes into consideration the current development strategy and Masterplan for the wider Heuston Station site and the surrounding environment. The Masterplan area stretches some 500m along the south bank of the River Liffey and includes the Córas Iompar Éireann owned site on the north bank at Conyngham Road. The urban design proposals are to facilitate development of a new city quarter on the western edge of the city centre, incorporating an integrated inter-modal transport hub centred on the existing station, a new retail and commercial core, and a residential neighbourhood all with a high focus on the provision of open space
Some access to third party lands will be required. Should this be required formal contact will be made with the relevant landowner and permission will be sought for access.
The project will continue to serve all the existing stations between Hazelhatch & Celbridge Station and Dublin City. The only other change will be that there will be more train services and more passenger capacity on these services.
Alignment proposals for DART+ South West will be compatible with the future provision of DART Underground. Delivery of DART Underground is a long term objective of the Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area. DART+ South West will not preclude its later delivery.
The works will be undertaken in a manner so as to avoid impacts on adjoining property. Subject to Railway Order approval and as necessary, a condition survey will be provided of existing structures and buildings immediately adjacent to the works at certain locations. These will be determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the works required at that location. Should your property be deemed to require a condition survey you will be notified, and your permission sought to conduct the survey. The condition survey would take place at the preconstruction stage to provide assurance to property owners.
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).