‘Risk’ coastal protection works on Dart won’t work, says Irish Rail boss

Jim Meade says current projects should stop erosion but there is still a possibility the line will eventually have to be moved inland

It was previously reported that a proposal to move the Greystones to Bray stretch of track was rejected by Irish Rail

There is still a “risk” that the Dart line may have to be moved inland because of coastal erosion, the chief executive of Irish Rail has said.

Jim Meade said that there was a “low risk” that the €230 million series of projects known as the East Coast Railway Infrastructure Protection Projects would not be sufficient to save the rail line, and it was still possible it would have to moved inland in 50 years.