15 NOVEMBER 2010


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Article from BTNews 15 NOVEMBER 2010

Irish Underground

Dublin is to get an Underground rail system (in fact partial – about 5 miles under the ground) connecting the centre of the city and the airport.  There will be 17 stops and it is estimated that 35m passengers a year will use the service, which will travel between St Stephens Green and the airport in 20 minutes.  It is estimated to cost in the region of €3bn, with the majority of the funds coming from private investors and the remainder from the State.

Trains will run every two minutes at peak times with a capacity for 20,000 people in each direction per hour.  It is also know as Metro North.

Assuming that the scheme gains approval from the Irish Parliament in January preliminary work will start straight away with a completion target of 2016. www.transport.ie

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