DART+ DART+ West Public Consultation Process
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DART+ West Public Consultation Process

Public participation is a key element to the delivery of major infrastructure projects such as DART+ Maynooth Line . There are three main opportunities to provide feedback to the scheme development and Railway Order approval process as outlined below:

  • Public Consultation No.1 Emerging Preferred Option (Q3 2020 – Current Stage)
  • Public Consultation No.2 Preferred Option (Q4 2020)
  • Statutory Consultation Period as part of the Railway Order application process (Q2 2021)

These are highlighted in graphical form below:

Graphic showing public participation in the option selection, design and Railway Order process

YearStudies and ResearchPublications and MilestonesPublic Participation
Q3 2020Options development and appraisal to support identification of 'Emerging Preferred Option'Preliminary Option Selection Report and selection of 'Emerging Preferred Option'Non-statutory public consultation on the 'Emerging Preferred Option'
Q4 2020Options Selection Report and 'Preferred Option' confirmation.Option Selection Report and 'Preferred Option' identificationNon-statutory public consultation on the 'Preferred Option'
Q4 2020Complete design appraisal and statutory documentsDesign freeze and planning submission preparationStakeholder engagement
Q2 2021Subject to government approval make planning submissionIssue of planning submissions and Railway Order documentsAn Bord Pleanala statutory consultation

Public feedback will be accepted during all stages of the design development and can be submitted through the project website, e-mail address, phone or by written correspondence. For further details see the ‘Contact Us’ section.

Iarnród Éireann invites the public to engage in the design process and all feedback is welcome.


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have been restricted from holding public information events or undertaking face to face meetings. We are undertaking a digital Public Consultation on the Emerging Preferred Option, but as restrictions ease we hope to be able to meet community groups and local bodies in person prior to a public information (roadshow) event to present the Preferred Option in Autumn 2020