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New Dart station due for south Dublin

The Government yesterday announced new plans to help build houses across the country.

A NEW DART station is set to be built in south Dublin.

The Government yesterday announced 34 strategic infrastructure projects across 15 local authorities to be financed by the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF).

The projects will cost a total of €226 million, with the Government hoping they will result in 23,000 additional homes being delivered by 2021.

Local authorities across the country submitted proposals last year to the Housing Department around the building of new infrastructure in their areas.

Among these proposals were plans to build a Dart station in the Woodbrook area of Shankhill in south Dublin.

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council submitted proposals for a number of infrastructure developments in the Woodbrook-Shanganagh area, among them the Dart station.

The Housing Department confirmed yesterday that the National Transport Authority (NTA) had agreed to fund the construction of the new Dart station at the Woodbrook location.

The station itself is not part of and will not be financed by the LIHAF, but will be a separate venture funded by the NTA and constructed in conjunction with Irish Rail.

Infrastructure projects financed by the LIHAF coming to the area include:

  • Revision of the Woodbrook roundabout on the old N11
  • Road improvements to support housing development
  • Access to the future proposed Dart station.

These developments (excluding the new Dart station) will cost an estimated €4.15 million to develop and will be funded by the Housing Department and the local authorities.

When completed, they are expected to help add 1,000 new homes in the area by 2021, with a potential for 2,300 homes to be developed on wider lands.

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Cormac Fitzgerald

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