Stopgaps won’t solve Dublin rail crisis

News that work has begun on the old Phoenix Park tunnel is welcome, but it’s not nearly enough to meet the needs of the capital’s commuters

22nd August, 2015
Work has begun on refurbishing the rail line beneath the Phoenix Park to allow it to take passengers from the western suburbs to the city centre.

There was some rare good news for Dublin’s hassled commuters last week – but it is not the much longed-for light at the end of the tunnel. Work has begun on refurbishing the rail line beneath the Phoenix Park to allow it to take passengers from the western suburbs to the city centre. But it’s clear that the €13.7 million project is a stopgap which will not compensate for the likely decision next month to...

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