Fianna Fáil Local Election candidate in Lucan, Caitríona McClean is calling on the Government and the National Transport Authority (NTA) to outline their plans to provide a Lucan Luas Link. Ms McClean said it is simply not good enough that the N4 corridor continues to be starved on transport options. She explained, “This Government and the NTA must focus on providing the essential links to keep Lucan moving. The Luas should come out along the N4 as far as the Lucan Spa Hotel initially and eventually link up to Adamstown station. “The space and the infrastructure is there, we just need the will of the Government and the NTA. Not only would it reduce vehicle traffic on the N4 but it would mean fewer motorists on our roads, which is in keeping with the efforts to mitigate against climate change. It would also prove more cost effective for residents in Lucan who could leave their car at home and avoid seeking car parking in the city which is an unnecessary expense.
“Lucan continues to lag way behind in terms of congestion and transport infrastructure in the City. Anyone living or working in Lucan can tell you that developing a light rail link would make complete sense. “Eventually, a linkup between the Adamstown and Saggart stations would provide access to all Luas lines for all passengers avoiding city congestion as well as serving Adamstown and other local residents. It’s only 3.5 miles but it would take a huge volume of traffic off our roads and make life easier for a whole cohort of commuters. “On my recent visit to Adamstown, it was very obvious that the station has huge potential but is not meeting the local needs because the link from Saggart has not been developed or provided by the NTA. The NTA must focus on solutions that yield the biggest return in terms of value for money and an Adamstown-Saggart link is a very obvious one”, she concluded.