Minister Damien English with Tanaiste Leo Varadkar, Cllr Sean Drew, cathaoirleach Meath Co Council and Jackie Maguire, chief executive Meath Co Council

Report into feasibility of Navan rail line due within weeks

After almost two decades of waiting, the fate of the proposed rail line to Navan will be known within weeks.

The National Transport Authority has confirmed that the assessment study into extending the existing railway line from where it currently terminates at M3 Parkway to Navan will be published later this month or early next.

The confirmation coincided with yesterday's visit by Tanaiste, Leo Varadkar to the old railway station in Navan, using the occasion of his party’s ‘think-in’ taking place in the Trim this week.

As commuters across the county anxiously await the results of the study, the Meath on Track Campaign will hold a public rally in support of the rail line in Navan this Saturday at 1pm on Kennedy Place.

The results of the feasibility study are crucial to the future of the rail link and is part of a wider strategy for the Greater Dublin Area.

The updated National Transport Strategy is expected to be published for public consultation shortly and the full assessment report for the Navan Rail Line will be made available as part of that public consultation process.