Transport Infrastructure Ireland has appointed Atkins to deliver the detailed design for the Advance Works program for the MetroLink project in Dublin, Ireland.
The GBP8.4 billion (US$10.21 billion) high-capacity, high-frequency metro line consists of 19.4 km of a fully segregated railway. The route will span from the north of Swords to Charlemont in the south and will be mostly underground. It will connect residential communities such as Swords, Ballymun and Glasnevin with the City Centre and Dublin Airport. The metro is estimated to carry up to 53 million passengers annually.
Atkins will be responsible to provide Dublin with a modern, interconnected transport system that eases congestion and offers commuters faster, more convenient and cleaner transport options in and around the city. This includes utility diversions, archaeological and heritage works, facilitation of land access and environmental monitoring.
The construction is due to start in 2025 and services are to begin in the early 2030s.