Exploring Transport in Leixlip

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Leixlip is a town of almost 20,000 people and is directly to the west of Dublin.

The town is 15km from Dublin city on the road to Galway, Sligo and the West.
It is in County Kildare.

Leixlip is an interesting example of modern transport, and of the problems caused by increased traffic and some of the solutions to these problems.

Leixlip used to be on the main road between Dublin and the west of Ireland.
This meant that traffic had to pass through Leixlip village to get to the west.
Now, the M4 motorway bypasses the town.

The commuter rail service, called the Arrow, services Leixlip. Many people live in Leixlip and travel to work in Dublin City.

Leixlip is surrounded by water. It is here the River Liffey and the River Rye meet. The Royal Canal also passes through Leixlip.