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13th Feb 2018

Great News – Dublin’s Dream Of Getting Fancy Underground Metro System Is Back In Action

Darragh Berry

The Irish Times is reporting that the Government are considering revising a plan for the Metro North Rail link between Dublin city centre, Dublin Airport and Swords as part of its €115 billion capital plan.

The underground element of the 17km route was cut in 2015 because of costs but sources told the publication last night that revised plans could end up seeing even more of the track become underground. 

The changes are currently being discussed at the highest levels of Government and are part of spending talks for the next decade in the capital.

While nothing is finalised just yet, the capital plan will be published on Friday.  

The Metro North will travel underground for the majority of the route, stopping at St.Stephen’s Green, O’Connell Street, Mater, Drumcondra, Griffith Avenue, with elevated tracks for DCU, Ballymun, Dardistown and Northwood.

It will also stop off at the airport, before coming back up for stops at Fosterstown, Swords Central, Seatown and the Estuary.

Here’s a picture to make that all a bit more understandable…

Metro North Map Feb

The sooner this kicks off, the happier the northsiders are going to be. 

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