Last week I met with the National Transport Authority to discuss the Bus Connects plan and to enquire about the status of the Metrolink project. It is expected that the next phase – the publishing of an updated ‘preferred route’ and a further round of public consultation – is due to happen in the next few weeks. The publishing date has been pushed back several times due to the level of feedback.
The project is expected to proceed as follows: another round of public consultation occurs when the updated plan is published; final revisions are made to the scheme; a business case is prepared for Government approval; an Environmental Impact Assessment Report is prepared (this includes how communities will be affected), and finally, if those stages are passed; an application is made to An Bord Pleanála.
To see information I have previously shared on this, go here.