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Marina Says Berth Holders Face Further Reduction in Car Parking Space Under BusConnects Plans for Dun Laoghaire’s Harbour Road

17th December 2023
The existing bus stop on Harbour Road outside Dun Laoghaire DART Station
The existing bus stop area on Harbour Road outside Dun Laoghaire DART Station Credit: nestor v

Plans for additional bus layover spaces at Dun Laoghaire DART Station have have drawn criticism from the harbour’s 800-plus-berth marina.

In a letter to berth holders, Dun Laoghaire Marina says the proposed change, which would see a number of car parking spots on Harbour Road re-designated for bus use, “will mean a further loss of car parking within the harbour and one which directly impacts marina visitors”.

The marina company has already made a submission to the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council under the open public consultation “as we are greatly concerned with the 55% reduction in car parking around the marina over the last decade”.

It added: “While we support any additional public transport connections within the harbour (or locally), the continued reduction in car parking spaces which serve an 820-berth marina cannot go unchallenged.”

Full details on the new bus stand layout are available on the DLRCoCo website and submissions are open until to Friday 12 January 2024.

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