Design work is now underway on the FingLUAS project with a preferred route expected to be identified in 2020, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Noel Rock, TD for Dublin North West, has been advocating for the extension of Luas to Finglas for some time.
He said, “This week I received confirmation that a Transport Infrastructure Ireland team have already begun planning and design work on the project and this work will continue until next year when an emerging preferred route will be identified.
“This route will be subject to public consultation and it is vital that the voices of the community are heard and taken into account.
“I successfully lobbied to have this project included in Project Ireland 2040 and I have always been clear that it must be up and running as soon as possible.
“It will have a transformative effect on the north-west of the city and will make a major difference to people in the area.
“We cannot drag our heels on this and it is heartening to see that TII is acting on the vast number of representations I’ve made on this issue.
“I know it has made a huge difference to Cabra and Broombridge and I know it will do the same for Finglas South, West and Finglas Village. This will give Finglas the investment it deserves and needs.
“I will continue to work night and day to ensure that we keep the pressure on early delivery of this vital infrastructural project,” Deputy Rock concluded.