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22nd Mar 2018

The route for Dublin’s underground tram has just been revealed

Does it pass by your home?

Olivia Hayes

Does it pass by your home? Or work?

The proposed route for Dublin’s first ever underground has been revealed today.

The public transport service will be the first of its kind in Ireland – presuming all goes to plan.

The Metrolink, as it’s being called, will run from the northside of the city, all the way out to the southside, spanning from Swords to Sandyford.

According to the proposal, there will be 25 stations, 15 of which will be brand new, and it’s predicted that 15 thousand passengers will use the service every hour during rush hour.

The trams will run every two minutes from the city centre to Dublin Airport, also.

Here are the proposed stops:

The service is going to cost €3 billion for the country, and won’t be completed until 2027 (but we all know it’ll no doubt be a few years after that).

Here’s the timeline proposal:

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

Transport Infrastructure Ireland CEO Michael Nolan said: “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.”