This will change the game…
If you have been following the Dublin Metrolink project since the beginning, you should know that the original route was set to go from Swords to Sandyford.
However, a few days ago, the Metrolink organisation reviewed the design of the route and announced that the metro would not stop in Sandyford but Charlemont instead. Reson for this massive curtailing is that a part of the Luas Green Line will be used in the construction of the Metrolink.
The Metrolink route will be essentially underground, and will take 25 minutes from the city centre to travel to Swords and about 20 minutes to go to the Airport from the city centre.
According to The National Transport Authority, the Luas Green Line will be modernising to let the Metrolink run along it “at an appropriate point in the future”. But for them, it is not to be needed for “perhaps twenty years or so”.
The construction of the line will take about seven years with the Metrolink expected to open in 2027, which is eight years from now… so don’t hold your breath!
— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) March 26, 2019