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Matthews Announces New Late Rail Services


Green Party TD for Wicklow Seven Matthews is delighted to announce the delivery of a new late evening rail service for Wicklow, following an extended period of representation by him on behalf of Wicklow commuters.


“This new late evening rail service will depart Connolly Station to Gorey at 8pm. Initially it was decided that it would return empty but I advocated for it to make the return journey as a passenger train. The service will travel from Connolly and stop at Greystones, Rathdrum, Wicklow Town and Arklow. This is a brand-new option for Wicklow commuters and will enable them to travel back to Wicklow or Arklow in the evening by train. Whether it’s to stay late at work or college, socialise after work, attend late appointments or visit patients in hospital in the city there is now an option to travel back to Wicklow safely and efficiently by train.



“I made a commitment to deliver on public transport when I was elected to Dail Eireann. In that time public transport costs have been slashed, new and enhanced bus services have been introduced and rail improvements are taking place. There is still more to do, and I will work with my colleagues in the Department of Transport to ensure Wicklow gets its fair share of transport improvements.


“My biggest project is that of extending the DART to Wicklow Town. At the time of my election this proposal was not on the table. It now is, and while it will take some time before this service is live, I am making significant progress with Irish Rail to make it happen. I am enormously grateful to the people of Wicklow for putting me in a position to make this happen. I’m also delighted to see the other TDs in Wicklow supporting my work on this.



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