Jacobs Idom consortium awarded Dublin Airport metro link contract

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IRELAND: Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has appointed Jacobs Engineering Group and Idom to develop and implement Ireland's first metro system connecting Dublin Airport to south city centre.

The new 19km high frequency, high capacity metro service envisages some 11km of tunnel through the city, with 10 underground stations and five above-ground stations. It will integrate other transport options across the city to maximize user capacity and functionality. 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.

"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," said Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure Europe Senior Vice President and General Manager Donald Morrison. "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."

MetroLink is scheduled to be operational in 2027.