DART+ Próiséas Comhairliúcháin Phoiblí DART+ Cósta Thuaidh
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Próiséas Comhairliúcháin Phoiblí DART+ Cósta Thuaidh

Public participation is a key element to the delivery of major infrastructure projects, such as the DART+ Coastal North Project. There are three main opportunities for customers, residents, and businesses adjacent to the route, as well as other stakeholders, to provide feedback to the scheme development and Railway Order approval process as outlined below: 

  • Public Consultation No.1 on the Emerging Preferred Option - Completed. 
  • Public Consultation No.2* on the Preferred Option (Autumn 2022) 
  • Statutory Consultation Period* as part of the Railway Order application process (Spring 2023) 

 *Note: Dates to be confirmed 

These are highlighted in graphical form below: 

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


Studies & ResearchPublication & MilestonesPublic Participation 
Spring 2022Options development and appraisal to support identification of 'Emerging Preferred Option'Preliminary Option Selection Report and identification of 'Emerging Preferred Option'Non-statutory public consultation on the 'Emerging Preferred Option' 
Autumn 2022Final Development of Option Selection Report & identification of 'Preferred Option'Delivery of Option Selection Report and 'Preferred Option' identificationNon-statutory public consultation on the 'Preferred Option'
Winter 2022Complete design appraisal and statutory documentsDesign freeze & planning submission preparation Stakeholder engagement
Spring 2023*Subject to Government approval, submit Railway OrderIssue of Planning submissions & Railway Order DocumentsAn Bord Pleanála statutory consultation

*Note: Date to be confirmed.

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

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

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