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NTA Assessment Of Navan Rail Line Viability Welcome and Long Overdue – Tóibín

Aontú’s Meath West TD & Chair of the Meath on Track Campaign, Peadar Tóibín, has welcomed the announcement by the National Transport Authority that they will be assessing the Navan Rail Line – calling it a long overdue development.



Tóibín: “Meath is at the heart of the commuter belt, and the only county where more people leave the county for work every day than stay in the county. The need for the rail line to be extended from M3 Parkway to Navan Rail Line has been apparent for years at this point, and long past the time for a Meath rail line that serves the main population hubs of our county. After being inexplicably left out of the programme for government, it is testament to the continued efforts of everyone who has been involved in the Meath on Track campaign that the Rail Line is now back on the table.”



“Now is the time to keep up the pressure to get the Rail Line extension. Over the coming months, we in Meath On Track, will be making submission to the NTA’s assessment consultants and we ask as many people, businesses and communities as possible to do so as well. We will be organising further public meetings and consultations to do everything we can to make sure that the needs of the people of Meath are not kicked down the road once again. Getting to this point is testament to the powerful work done so far, let’s finish this out and finally get Meath On Track!”
 

By Aontú Press | 17 November, 2020



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