Rail spur could link Belfast to Dublin Airport

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Image caption The spur could link Belfast to Dublin Airport by rail

Irish Rail is considering an extension to its network that could allow people to travel directly from Belfast to Dublin Airport.

The company is proposing to build a spur at Clongriffin that would allow passengers from Northern Ireland to connect to the airport.

The development may include an interchange or some direct services.

The plan will ultimately have to be approved by the Irish Department of Transport.

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Media captionBarry Kenny from Irish Rail says the change of trains for passengers at Clongriffin would be quick

It currently has no definite timeframe or budget.

Dublin Airport already attracts more than 500,000 passengers a year from Northern Ireland.

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