Friday 20 April 2018

‘It could be the missing piece of the puzzle for capital’s future’

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Financial adviser Karl Deeter has welcomed the plan
Financial adviser Karl Deeter has welcomed the plan

Laura Lynott

FINANCIAL adviser Karl Deeter says the Metro for Swords will be the “missing piece of the puzzle” for Dublin’s future – and can help workers live healthier lives.

Although we have recently seen Dubliners leaving the city to buy more affordable homes, Karl insists that by 2027 – when the Metro is planned for completion – more people will want to live life by the line.

“The rail line will provide fast transit and that’s why people will pay more to live near the Metro,” Karl said.

“We have seen it in other areas of Dublin, when you’re close to a train or Luas, house prices go up and people pay it because they want an easy, reliable way to get into the city.

“In Swords, you have to drive on the M1 or the airport road to get into Dublin city and that’s taking up hours of people’s lives.

“The Metro in Swords would decrease commuter times and give people more time to exercise, to spend their lives doing what they want to do.

“With such a line, you give the possibility of vastly improving people’s lives.

“The Metro would be really good for Swords because it’s got a vast population and people need more time to spend on their own activities rather than being stuck in traffic.

“All the major cities have a rail link from the airports and cities and this really is the missing piece of the puzzle for Dublin.”

Karl said he couldn’t estimate the potential financial benefit the Metro would bring to Swords.

However, he did feel it would create work for those building the rail line and said there was potential for a “big boost” to those working in hospitality and catering, due to the number of new construction workers likely to enter the area.

He said that building could become a “primary industry” in Swords and across Dublin, as the construction project would take several years.

Karl warned, though, that if a new Metro is built as planned, it could see a reduction in the number of buses on the road.

However, in the main, the plan for a Metro is a “very positive plan”.

“Hopefully they build it,” he added.

For more information on Project Ireland 2040 visit the official website 

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