Promises on Transport

Election promises on Transport broken down by political party


Fianna Fail 

• Join the LUAS Green and Red lines; extend Luas to Docklands; to Citywest; to Cherrywood; and from the city centre to Liffey Junction.
• Accelerate construction of the Interconnector between Docklands and Heuston stations.
• Open Metro North from city centre to Dublin Airport, and open Metro-West connecting Tallaght and Ballymun.
• Reopen the Western Rail Corridor; launch the Galway to Athenry commuter rail service and open the Cork-Midleton rail service and the Navan rail line.
• Complete the five inter-urban motorways to Waterford, Cork, Limerick, Galway and to the border; the Atlantic Road Corridor, the Border Road Corridor.


Fine Gael

• An extra 200 buses for Dublin Bus.
• Licences for 100 extra private buses in Dublin, also for private school buses.
• Gardaí at major junctions on M50.
• Mandatory Sunday and night roadworks on M50.
•  Establish a shadow Dublin Transport Authority to develop short-term transport solutions.
• Promote viable rural transport links. 



• Public transport projects to be fast-tracked to deliver integrated, efficient bus, tram, cycle and electrified rail networks to our cities.
• Upgrade intercity rail routes to ensure they are faster than their equivalent by road.
• Increase the Dublin Bus fleet by 50 per cent, or 500 buses.
• Devote more road space to buses.
• Extend the Dublin Bus network to major residential areas within a 25-mile radius of the city, with a €1 adult fare and 50 cent children's fare.


Green Party

• Connect the two existing Luas lines via College Green and immediately extend the line via O'Connell Street and Broadstone to Finglas.
• Build an east-west Luas line from Lucan to the Poolbeg peninsula; a Luas line running from Rathfarnham and Broadstone; a Galway Luas and light rail in Cork.
• Construct the Navan rail line.
• Extend Metro from Ballymun to Baldoyle; city Metro from St Stephens Green to connect at Beechwood station, sharing Luas Line B; Metro Red line to Bray.
• New quality bus corridors.


Sinn Fein

• A joint Roads and Public Transport Authority, with an all-island strategy.
• A School Bus Authority, co-ordinated at local government level in both urban and rural areas.
• Establish integrated ticketing.
• All telephone exchanges should be ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) enabled.
• Develop and maintain road network including non-national roads. 



• Nationwide broadband coverage.
• The full delivery of the road network on-time and on-budget.
• A new Outer Orbital Route around Dublin.
• New motor route from Dublin to Northwest.
• New port for Dublin
• Rapidly advance Cork Docklands development.
• Major new public transport / park-and-ride facilities for Galway.
• Progress on commuter rail for Limerick and LASER (Limerick and Shannon-Express Rail).


Socialist Party

• Massive state investment to provide a real public-transport system which covers Dublin in an integrated network of trains, trams and buses.
• No person to be more than five minutes' walk from a transport point were all routes run at least every five minutes at peak times.
• No to privatisation or state subsidies for private transport.
• Double the capacity of trains in North County Dublin by extedning platforms to cater for 16 carriage trains.