Varadkar welcomes progress at Hansfield as land transferred to State
Dublin West TD and Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has welcomed further progress on the Hansfield train station project after a vital section of land was handed over to the State.
Land for the proposed access road and car park for the train station has now been transferred to public ownership, along with land for the new school building for Hansfield Secondary School.
Minister Varadkar said it was a welcome development. “This brings the long-awaited opening of the train station a step closer. An Bord Pleanála’s decision on the proposed car park will be the next crucial step, and I understand this is due shortly.”
Iarnród Éireann has taken control of the land which is earmarked for the access road and the car park, while the land for the new Hansfield Community College has been transferred to the Department of Education & Skills.
Although Hansfield train station is fully built and finished, the lack of an access road and car park has prevented the station from being opened.