Portmarnock « Trevor Sargent

By: Trevor Sargent  05/12/2011

4 January 2011

Bikes now allowed on off-peak DARTs and commuter trains

Another Fingal Greens objective realized”, says local TD Trevor Sargent, commenting on news from Iarnród Éireann. According to Barry Kenny, Corporate Communications Manager at Iarnród Éireann:

“For the first time cyclists are now able to take bikes onboard DARTs and Commuter trains at off-peak periods. Bikes will be carried free of charge on DART and Commuter services between 10.00hrs and 15.30hrs, and after 19.00hrs, Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday (excluding times of major fixtures / concerts and similar events at Aviva / Croke Park etc).

Iarnród Éireann is delighted to be providing these additional services for cyclists and we hope that it promotes even more use of our services by cyclists. It will be a great opportunity for example for families at weekends to take their bicycles on our services, and visit areas that it would not have been practical to visit previously. As well as supporting national policy on developing cycling, it is also very much a business opportunity for Iarnród Éireann, with the numbers of people cycling on the rise.

Iarnród Éireann has also undertaken an audit of bicycle parking facilities at its 142 stations around the country. This will allow improvements in facilities to be targeted at areas under-served at present, and improve the accessibility of stations for cyclists, and further encourage the development of cycling.”

In welcoming the positive response by Iarnród Éireann to his calls for greater integration of bike and rail services, local TD and cyclist Sargent said “This development is a bonus to visitors to north County Dublin. Allowing cyclists take bikes on off-peak trains brings us into line with many European countries and will open up more possibilities for leisure cyclists as well as commuters working outside the traditional peak hours. I for one will be using the train more with my bike and leaving the car at home, reducing traffic congestion and pollution.”

_________________________


Other products and services from Trevor Sargent

05/12/2011

Balbriggan « Trevor Sargent

Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigin and the other Gaelscoileanna in Dublin North are now so successful that tonight there is another public meeting to progress the establishment of a secondary Irish medium Gaelcholáiste Ghlór na Mara. A few months ago, I asked the Council’s Mairead Phelan to meet parents, teachers and parents when school was finishing to take a walk towards Balbriggan Golf Club with the children and a few parents.


05/12/2011

Donabate « Trevor Sargent

Minister Trevor Sargent, TD for Dublin North, has welcomed news from Dublin Bus that they are to provide additional buses on the 33X and 33D routes. The 33D service will operate Monday to Friday from Seaview Portrane via Donabate, the M1 and the Port Tunnel to Tara St. DART Station. From Mourne View (Skerries, via Rush & Lusk) to St. Stephen’s Green: 06:30, 06:45, 07:00, 07:15, 07:35, 08:00, 08:30.


05/12/2011

Lusk « Trevor Sargent

Then into Dublin City for a Green press conference in the RHA Gallery, Ely Place, to contrast the open, transparent way in which the Green Party is accountable for public and private money it receives compared to the clandestine habits of other parties.