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Jacobs consortium wins Dublin Metro North contract

Dublin Metro North

Jacob with Idom, have been appointed by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) for the development and implementation of Ireland’s first metro system.

Working with the National Transport Authority (NTA) and TII, the Jacobs Idom consortium will take the scheme from emerging preferred route status through evaluation and selection of preferred route, including all business case and environmental support work.

The new 19km metro service envisages around 11km of tunnel through the city, with ten underground stations and five overground stations.

Running from Swords, via Dublin Airport to Dublin’s south city centre, the scheme will also look to upgrade the existing LUAS green line to Sandford to increase capacity and fully integrate with the new metro.

The consortium will develop and promote the scheme railway orders, planning process and development of the contracting and delivery strategy, the construction delivery partner engagement and support TII and NTA providing technical and commercial assurance throughout the construction.

It was rumoured back in February that Jacobs and Idon had won the contract.

Dublin Metro North map and key facts

Dublin Metro North map and key facts

Jacobs buildings and infrastructure Europe senior vice president and general manager Donald Morrison said: “With a forecast of economic and population growth, the new metro service will play a vital role in improving Dublin’s mobility, unlocking much-needed transit capacity and improving air quality at the same time.

“Continuing our long history in supporting TII with major infrastructure implementation across Ireland, we look forward to working with Idom to bring a global team and depth of metro experience from both organizations to this potentially transformative project.”

In March the NTA and TII announced details of the emerging preferred route for the new metro.

Grimshaw Architects will provide the concept designs,  and main construction work is due to start in 2021, with the scheme fully operational in 2027.

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