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Unread 09-09-2017, 11:54   #1
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Surely in the 21st century a link to the airport by rail is possible.if you look at the map there are two line running v close the Maynooth line and the Dundalk line. The airport is planning a huge business area yet these plans seem to omit a rail link.travelling on the Sligo line to airport means crossing the M50 and having to go all the way into Connolly to get a bus or taxi back out in traffick despite passing so near the same applies to those from Belfast etc when a link would allow direct connection. Is there any politician that is willing to think beyond the next election and place Dublin in a similar position to most cities in Europe. In Geneva you check your bag in at the rail station and collect it at your country of arrival.
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Unread 09-09-2017, 18:10   #2
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Not the answer you are looking for, but there are direct bus services from Maynooth (may need short walk) and Drumcondra.

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Unread 10-09-2017, 17:19   #3
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Thanks I never knew it strange tha CIE don't announce on trains that there is an airport link at Maynooth
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Unread 13-09-2017, 14:15   #4
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Thanks I never knew it strange tha CIE don't announce on trains that there is an airport link at Maynooth
Considered as competing services to the more indirect CIE options.

Same way that the so called Travel Information desk (which is actually a commercial sales desk for CIE) will send you on a wonderful mystery tour of a city to get to places that may be connected by direct services of other companies.

Hoping that the NTA have more control in future to have a more joined up system.
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Unread 14-09-2017, 14:18   #5
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Not the answer you are looking for, but there are direct bus services from Maynooth (may need short walk) and Drumcondra.

www.airporthopper.ie
www.aircoach.ie
Or if you're not in a hurry you can get the Dublin Bus 16 from Drumcondra for 2.05 (Leap).

There are also Bus Eireann buses from Longford/Mullingar/Maynooth direct to the airport.
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Unread 27-09-2017, 15:25   #6
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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.
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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.
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Unread 07-10-2017, 17:18   #8
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http://www.thejournal.ie/dublin-airp...33770-Oct2017/

Looks like any rail plan has been further kicked down the line - the lobby opposing must be quite strong to counter all the best advice into the future.
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Unread 12-10-2017, 03:25   #9
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http://www.independent.ie/business/b...-36218162.html

Good new for Dublin and metro planning at last
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I wonder could the timeframe be accelerated by a year or two. Appreciably there are compulsory purchase orders etc... but a decade is a long time...
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Unread 13-10-2017, 04:28   #11
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there is a direct bus I will travel on that bus great service and arrive on time
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