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# Metrolink

Last month
January 2023
# electric vehicles
High-powered EV chargers to be installed every 60km along all main roads under new Govt plan
€100 million fund to provide chargers along the main road network.
Last year
2022
# Metrolink
Planning application submitted for 'ambitious' Dublin Metrolink
While the ‘precise’ cost of the project is not yet known, the ‘central’ estimate is €9.5 billion.
# Metrolink
Eamon Ryan: 'Utmost commitment' to deliver MetroLink following 8,000 submissions from public
Construction on the project is forecasted to begin in 2025, with it set to be completed in the early 2030s.
# Metrolink
MetroLink 'megaproject' planned to be within walking distance of 175,000 people across Dublin
The service is expected to be up and running by 2034.
All time
# off the rails
Underground Dart line mothballed for 20 years, according to updated Dublin transport strategy
The strategy includes proposals for the long-awaited Metrolink from Swords to Charlemont.
The strategy includes proposals for the long-awaited Metrolink from Swords to Charlemont.
Planning permission for the Metrolink will be sought next year but the scheme won't be operational until after 2031.
Proposals for an underground line linking Heuston Station to the Dart service have been shelved until after 2042.
# Metrolink
Taoiseach says 2034 is a 'realistic assessment' of when MetroLink will be delivered
The Taoiseach says it is ‘wrong’ to say the project has not been delayed.
# Transport
Calls for clarity on MetroLink after reports it will not be completed until 2034
The project was due to be completed by 2027.
# Metrolink
NTA will fund and reinstate new Markievicz Leisure Centre but no council sites available
The pool and leisure centre are set to be demolished to make way for MetroLink.
# FOI
'This cannot happen': Records show how TDs lobbied NTA to change original Metrolink plan
Plans for the line were changed this year following local opposition on both sides of Dublin.
# Metrolink
From Swords Central to Charlemont: here's what ten of Dublin's new Metrolink stations will look like
The NTA has published artist’s impressions of 10 proposed stations on the line.
# Metrolink
NTA defends new MetroLink stop despite €12 million spend on nearby underground station site
Phibsborough locals have called on the NTA to reverse its decision.
# College Gate
'It's really heartbreaking': Dublin apartment owners vow to fight demolition of their homes for Metrolink
70 city centre apartments are set to be acquired as part of the plans.
# Metrolink
FactCheck: Was there a plan to close the Luas Green Line for up to four years to construct the Metrolink?
The Minister for Transport was among those to make the claim.
# Public Transport
NTA receives 30,000 submissions about BusConnects plan
The NTA boss is to appear before an Oireachtas committee today to talk about Metrolink and BusConnects plans.
# Curtailed
NTA confirms new Metrolink route will terminate at Charlemont stop
The proposed route to Sandyford would have meant prolonged disruption to the Luas line.
# Dublin
GAA club will not lose pitch after revised Metrolink plans but soccer club will be affected
Na Fianna’s home pitch at Mobhi Road will be left alone but Home Farm FC will see some disruption.
# Metrolink
Dublin campaigners protest demolition of apartment complex and pool for MetroLink
The Markievicz centre was refurbished by Dublin City Council for €1 million in 2016.
# alternative routes
Metrolink: How did we get here and what's next?
The NTA is due to publish a preferred route in March.
# Metrolink
Closure of Luas Green Line to facilitate Metrolink 'off the agenda', Ross says
The Minister’s comments follow reports that the Luas Green Line could be closed for up to four years.
Voices
Why Dublin's MetroLink is too important to succumb to the whingers and naysayers
The rollout of the light rail service can’t come quick enough for the city’s biggest employers.
# Delays
Another delay for Metrolink as public consultation results pushed back
“We now expect to update stakeholders and hold the second non-statutory consultation early in the New Year.”
# Divisions
MetroLink will impose 'Berlin Wall' through community, say South Dublin locals
The controversial BusConnects and Metrolink plans were discussed in the Oireachtas Transport Committee today.
Voices
Eamon Ryan: Open letter to Shane Ross on the need for a review of the Metrolink design
“Closing all the roads and pedestrian crossings along the Luas line, will divide every local community between Beechwood and Sandyford.”
# Public Transport
M50 operating with traffic levels that weren't expected until the mid-2020s
Transport Infrastructure Ireland boss said there has been a ‘huge increase’ in M50 traffic in the last four years.
# Na Fianna
'Likely but not certain' that new Metrolink design could save GAA grounds
Na Fianna’s home on Mobhi Road in Glasnevin had been set to be both the home to a new underground station.
# Metrolink
Varadkar says Metrolink route would cause 'enormous damage' to local clubs and schools
Members of local sporting clubs and schools have repeatedly raised concerns over the proposed plans in recent weeks.
# building material
Gaelscoil raises 'grave health concerns' over plan to use grounds for Metrolink supplies
Metrolink proposals were up for discussion in the Transport Oireachtas Committee this afternoon.
# Na Fianna
GAA club asks members not to get involved in political campaigns to save its home from Metrolink route
“Any campaign currently ongoing using the Na Fianna logo is not doing so at the request or on behalf of Na Fianna.”
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think the MetroLink will be built on time?
The high-frequency, electric rail service is planned to be open to the public from 2027, according to the National Transport Authority.
# Metro West
Dublin's Metrolink will only go north - south until at least 2035
The plan does not envisage the system going west of the city.
# going underground
GAA club could lose pitch for up to six years due to Metrolink works
In total, the National Transport Authority reckons that 100 properties will be affected.
# On track
The 'Metro North' is now the MetroLink - here's what it'll look like
There will be a total of 15 new Metro stations as part of the €3-billion development.
# Manchester
Girl, 14, has change stolen by gang at ticket machine
Police are urging commuters to be vigilant about a scam involving Blu Tack that is being used.
# Coronation Street
Viewers call to check tram services after Corrie crash
Confused Coronation Street viewers call Metrolink to ask whether the Corrie tram crash caused any disruption to services.