Competition: New Metro North, Dublin

The Architects Journal reports that Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) is recruiting an architect for a new £2 billion tram line in north Dublin. Value of the contract €500,000 https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/competitions/competition-new-metro-north-dublin/10019157.article The original tender is here http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:140224-2017:TEXT:EN:HTML&src=0 Description of the procurement: The Scheme Concept Architect will be expected to work within strict …

Extensions

One of the goals of this proposal is to facilitate a 20 minute journey time between Swords and the City Centre. Currently available routes make it difficult to meet round trip times serving Applewood, Brackenstown and Swords Manor. Facilitating the connection between Castlegrange Green and Broadmeadow Road and connecting onto …

Metro North

Current predictions are that the MN service will be operational in 2027. This service is not designed to replace MN but to provide an emergency interim solution to commuters. The planned Bus Rapid Tranist route to Swords is on ice until the route of the Metro North is determined.

Capacity

Depending on the type of bus between 82 and 118 passengers can be carried. At an average of 100 passengers per bus and a five minute headway on two routes approximately 2,400 passengers per hour can be carried in each direction.

Routes to benefit

Swords, Rivervalley, Boroimhe, Holywell, Seatown, Malahide, Portmarnock, Rush, Lusk, Skerries and Balbriggan as well as the Airport to use the Docklands Luas line to reduce average commutes by up to 30 minutes each day.