270 new car park spaces for Sallins rail station

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270 new car park spaces for Sallins rail station

Dep. James Lawless with the existing station car park in the background

Long awaited car park spaces for people using the train station in Sallins are on the way.

According to the National Transport Authority a project to “expand car parking provision” at the station is underway.

Some 270 new spaces are to be provided - bringing the total car parking capacity to about 445.

The new car park spaces will be beside the existing ones.

However because the number of new spaces is more than originally intended, the work will take longer than expected.

The planning application has not yet been submitted for the work.

The job will cost about €2m. And the work will be done over 9-12 months.

It’s expected to open before the end of June 2020.

Sallins resident and Fianna Fail TD James Lawless has lobbied for a raft of improvements at the station and to rail services.

He said: ““The extension is badly needed and something I have been working on for years. The extension became all the more urgent after the leap card zone was extended to Sallins which seen a massive increase in those availing of cheaper fares from our station.”