SNC-Lavalin will lead the development of an operational strategy for the project, which involves the construction of a 19km metro from Swords to Charlemont via Dublin Airport. SNC-Lavalin will also review and critique the design of rolling stock and provide consultancy services and develop a business case for the deployment of a Grade of Automation (GoA) 4 signalling system.

Construction on the largely underground project is scheduled to start in 2021 and will be completed in 2027. The line will have 15 stations and is expected to offer an end-to-end journey time of 25 minutes.

Original plans to upgrade the 7km Luas light rail line at Charlemont to metro standard were ditched last year.

For detailed data on rail projects from around the world, subscribe to IRJ Pro.