Stand-off over airport Metro station funding

A stand-off between two state bodies is emerging over the cost of an underground station at Dublin Airport that is viewed as vital to the Metro North, which was announced last week.

21st October, 2006

The revised €1.1 billion expenditure plan, which runs up to 2009, was submitted by the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) to the transport regulator last week, but contains no reference to meeting some of the cost of the underground station.

But the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA), which is in charge of Metro North, believes a contribution should be made by the DAA to fund the station.

The DAA has said it needs an increase in passenger charges...

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