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Dubliners Asked For Thoughts On Metrolink Plan


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The proposed route that Dublin's first ever underground public transport service will take has been revealed.

Metrolink will run from Swords on the northside of the city, as far as Sandyford on the southside. 

There will be 25 stations, 15 of them brand new, and it's predicted that 15 thousand passengers will use the service every hour during rush hour.

Much of the route will be underground, and will come above ground close to Charlemont, where the metro will rise up and connect to the existing Luas Green Line.

There will be 3,000 additional Park and Ride spaces, and 4000 jobs will be created during construction.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland CEO Michael Nolan said the route revealed today is the "Emerging Preferred Route", and not the final one.

"We remain open to looking at other proposals, and if people or communities feel there are better ways of doing it, we will of course be happy to consider any alternatives put forward", he said. 

Anticipated timeline

  • 2018 – Consultation on Emerging Preferred Route.
  • 2019 - Application for a Railway Order.
  • 2020 – Granting of Railway Order
  • 2021 – Construction commences
  • 2027 – MetroLink becomes operable

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