A new Dublin suburban rail line connects Connolly Station with Maynooth, serving the new stations of Broombridge, Castleknock, Coolmine and Leixlip Confey.

The Iarnród Éireann link between Maynooth and Connolly Station is part of the railway line from Dublin to the west of Ireland which dates back to the 1870s and was formerly known as the Great Midland and Western Railway. The old rural stations along the route closed in the 1930s.

Four new suburban rail stations at Broombridge, Castleknock (serving Blanchardstown), Coolmine and Leixlip Confey are officially opened by Táiniste Brian Lenihan.

Costing £730,000 the stations will cater for over 100,000 people living in the rapidly expanding suburbs of west Dublin.

The new service will operate 20 trains a day in both directions and four rush hour trains will serve the stations in the morning and evening.

The new rail links will help to relieve traffic congestion and extend a lifeline to west Dubliners, many of whom live in isolated housing estates with no access to private transport.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 3 July 1990. The reporter is Kevin McDonald.