Originally Posted by Goods
It's about 12km from Clongriffin to the airport which would connect the Belfast line straight in to the terminal. Surely in 2017 a way could be found to link the airport by rail like any other modern European city. Too many vested interests in Dublin have obstructed the rail link over the years which has relegated Dublin to a lower level. It's possible now in many cities to check in at a rail station and collect your bag at the destination. Join Clongriffin to the airport and forget all the studies that are never ending.
There are a fair number of well-educated people who won't accept anything less than MN/DU, and therefore are opposed to a spur from Clongriffin as it would undermine that.
Additionally the DAA don't want a rail link to the airport as they fear a loss of revenue from car parks at the airport would result.
I think the only solution is move closer to the airport if you're a regular user, as otherwise you're looking at a PITA with no end in sight.