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Public consultation launched on extension of Dart line that passes through Cherry Orchard

The First Round of public consultation to extend the Dart line from Heuston to Hazelhatch which will pass through Park West and Cherry Orchard has begun.

It has been initially planned that the Dart+ South West project will deliver an improved electrified network, with increased passenger capacity and enhanced train performance between Hazelhatch and Celbridge and Heuston, and the Glasnevin/Docklands area via the Phoenix Park Tunnel.

The project is expected to:

  • Continue the four-tracking of the rail line from Park West & Cherry Orchard Station into Heuston, extending the works completed on the route in 2010.
  • See track improvements and bridge modifications, where necessary, to facilitate electrified train services.
    See the Phoenix Park Tunnel upgraded to allow for significant extra services directly into the city centre.
  • Include a feasibility study and concept design will be undertaken for a future new station at Heuston West.
  • The project is being funded by the National Transport Authority and the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency.

The first phase of public consultation is now llive. To participate go to and complete a proposal form by 5:00 pm on the 23rd of June 2021.