Fianna Fail TD, Frank O’Rourke, has pressed the National Transport Authority and Irish Rail for an increased service on the Kildare Line servicing Hazelhatch and Naas/Sallins.
“I have again pressed for an increased frequency of service for the Kildare Line servicing Hazelhatch/Celbridge and Naas/Sallins.”
“Since the opening of the Phoenix Park Tunnel Link, the Kildare Line servicing Celbridge, Naas, Sallins is now connected to the south east part of the city centre, with the potential to attract more commuters. However, rail commuters, using this line, have made contact with me requesting an increase in the frequency of service on this line.”
“I strongly believe that a more frequent service is required, and I have asked both organisations to consider increasing the frequency on the line.”
“North Kildare is home to thousands of commuters and we need to continue to improve the services. We are making progress; Kilcock and Naas Line Rail commuters are now rightly included in the Shop Hope Zone pricing fare structure; we have improved bus services in many parts of North Kildare and an orbital bus route will go out to tender shortly linking Naas to Blanchardstown via Clane, Rathcoffey and Maynooth.”
“We must make public transport attractive to commuters in terms of access, reliability and frequency,” concluded Deputy O’Rourke.