28th September 2004
Greens say 'Join
the Dots' as new Luas Red Line opens
The Green Party has welcomed the launch
today of the Luas Red line from Connolly Station to Tallaght but has vowed
to continue its 'Join the Dots' campaign to ensure the Government link
the two light rail lines.
Green Party Planning spokesperson, Ciarán
Cuffe TD, said that the Party had distributed postcards addressed to the
Minister for Transport urging him to 'join the dots' and connect the two
LUAS light rail lines in the centre of Dublin. "We need a public transport
system that is joined and integrated. A lot of time and money has been spent
on Luas, and we want the Minister to ensure that the two lines join up in
the city centre so that we get the best value from our investment."
What is the point of going to all this expense and disruption if you are not
prepared to join the lines and offer Dubliners a proper integrated transport
Mr. Cuffe said that it has been estimated
that the two lines could be linked at a cost of approximately €100
million. This would appear to be a small price to pay for an integrated Luas
system which would greatly enhance the quality of life for Dubliners
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