A Luas line that travels under Glasnevin Cemetery – yes, under – on its way out to the airport?
That's what seems to be on the cards, according to a report in today's Irish Times, as Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has initiated a review of transport options across the Northside and towards the airport.
The minister is now apparently favouring light rail options such as an extension of the Luas, which is already on its way to Broombridge as part of the cross-city scheme (pictured below), rather than the controversial Metro North project. This would involve a potentially controversial tunnelling project underneath the enormous Glasnevin Cemetery, where more than one million bodies are buried – but on the plus side, would cause minimal disruption to living residents of the city.
Other projects under consideration to facilitate better connections between Swords, the airport and the city centre include bendy-buses, an amended version of the Metro North rail scheme, and DART extensions either off the Maynooth line or the main Dublin-Belfast line.
Main image: HKR Architects