The approval of 34 extra parking spaces for Maynooth Train Station is welcome news which will complement the 38 spaces approved earlier this year.
I discussed parking capacity issues at Maynooth and several other stations with Irish Rail officials earlier this year. The expansion will be welcome to commuters who struggle to find a safe parking space.
While it is a small improvement, Irish Rail’s efforts to improve facilities for commuters are welcome. I will continue to liaise with them on issues affecting the Maynooth line.
Improvements such as this are vital as Irish Rail plan to increase capacity on the Maynooth line. It is planned to extend the DART service with electrification of the line by 2027 and capacity for 2000 passengers.