Local Fianna Fail TD, Frank O Rourke, has called on the Government to provide additional resources to increase the capacity on the Maynooth Line.

“The Maynooth Line needs extra capacity to deal with the increased demand on the line, whether by providing increased frequency or increased numbers of carriages.”

“I appreciate that future plans for Electrifying the Maynooth Line will increase the capacity. However, we need to deal with the increased demand that we are seeing now.”

“Trying to drive into Dublin and negotiate the traffic is becoming impossible and public transport is becoming the only practical mode of transport to travel into Dublin. We must improve the capacity on the line”

“Modest improvements have been made on Route 115 serving Kilcock with the increased frequency on the route promised for some time now being put back to the end of September.”

“Bus Connect proposals, with some positive proposals linking Maynooth to Celbridge and Tallaght, however also include reduced direct services from Celbridge which I am campaigning to have reversed.”

“I intend raising again with the Minister for Transport the requirement for increase public transport services for North Kildare commuters,” concluded Deputy O’Rourke.