The Government’s big-ticket item in the capital investment plan will not be delivered for at least 12 years.
Construction works on a scaled-down Metro North project, set to cost €2.4bn, will not begin until at least 2021 – and the 16.5km line between Dublin City, the airport and Swords will not carry passengers until at least 2026 or 2027, Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe said.
The new light rail system will have 14 new stops – six of which are underground – with an overall length of 17kms.
It will also have up to 30 trams per hour in each direction, with a tram every two minutes. The trams will be 60 metres long – 50% longer than current Luas trams.
The Metro North will carry more than 30 million passengers per year, with a trip from O’Connell Street to the airport set to take just 19 minutes.
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