A new north-south metro line and an enhanced commuter network for Dublin are key elements of the Irish government’s €10bn capital investment plan for infrastructure up to 2027. Kevin Smith met Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority, in Dublin to discuss which projects are set to benefit.
IRELAND’S Public Service Obligation (PSO) services saw an increase in both funding and passenger numbers last year, the National Transport Authority’s (NTA) statistical bulletin shows, with rail accounting for a third of passenger journeys.
IRELAND’s National Transport Authority (NTA) and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) have announced details of a preferred route for MetroLink, a €3bn largely underground metro line for Dublin, which will provide a rail connection to the city’s international airport for the first time.
IRELAND’s National Transport Authority (NTA) says 251 million passenger journeys were made in 2017 on Irish Rail (IE), Dublin’s Luas light rail network, Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann, representing an increase of 16.3 million or 7% over 2016.
SERVICES on Dublin’s Luas light rail network were extended to the north of the city on December 9, when Ireland’s prime minister Mr Leo Varadkar, minister for transport, tourism & sport Mr Shane Ross, and finance minister Mr Paschal Donohoe attended the official opening of the Cross City Line.
IRELAND’s minister of transport, tourism and sport Mr Shane Ross witnessed the start of dynamic testing on Dublin’s Cross City Line on June 17, when the first gauging tests were carried out on the extension of the Green Line from St Stephen's Green to Broombridge.