First metro line in Dublin: MetroLink
The Public Consultation Process has been launched
IDOM are providing engineering design services for the MetroLink in Dublin, Ireland, for the National Transport Authority (NTA) and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII). The MetroLink project includes 19 km of new metro from Estuary (north of Dublin Airport) to Charlemont, located south of Dublin City Centre. The project will involve the construction of 16 stations and contains significant length of tunnel. The project will provide a high quality public transport service, providing essential connectivity to Dublin airport, Irish Rail services, DART and Luas services.
Over the last year IDOM has completed a review of the Emerging Preferred Route and developed a number of value engineering proposals. These proposals have been accepted by the NTA and TII and are the fundamental engineering principles upon which the Preferred Route has been developed.
The Preferred Route was launched in March 2019 and the NTA and TII held 5 public consultation events between the 8th April and the 16th April at which members of our team were in attendance. IDOM, together with our Joint Venture partner Jacobs, has played a key role in supporting the delivery of the public consultation which included the preparation of high quality maps/drawings and technical engineering reports.
The team will continue the development of the Preliminary Design over the next few months, and the NTA and TII expect to apply to An Bord Pleanála for planning permission in 2020. The construction phase is expected to commence in 2021.