Stopping At Charlemont


From top: Deputy CEO , National Transport Authority (NTA) Hugh Creegan (left) and CEO TII Michael Nolan; Project Director Aidan Foley outlining details to the preferred route for MetroLink

This afternoon.

Alexandra Hotel, Dublin 2

The unveiling of the new route of Dublin’s MetroLink rail line. The revised plan will run from Estuary North of Swords to Dublin’s South city at Charlemont, serving Dublin Airport and the City Centre.


he NTA has also decided not to use Na Fianna GAA pitches in Glasnevin for construction and to build a smaller underground station on the neighbouring grounds of Home Farm soccer club.

Other changes include a decision to move the underground stop on O’Connell St from the beneath the road to under the nearby site of the old Carlton cinema, which is due to be developed as a shopping centre.

More as we get it.

Luas Green line to remain open under new Metrolink plan (RTÉ)

Sam Boal/Rollingnews

Route of new shortened MetroLink line to be revealed (irish Times)

13 thoughts on “Stopping At Charlemont

  1. edalicious

    A small group of “concerned citizens” absolutely fupping over everyone south of them.

    1. rotide

      The plan was absolutely dire and terribly planned.

      This way the luas remains open while they make an absolute boo boo of the metro for years to come.

  2. Dub Spot

    Surely, “Charlemont Sunset” or “Down in the FG Polling Stattion at Midnight?”

    NIMBYism. Typical.

  3. SOQ

    Ha! There will be very few nice pictures around Stephens Green once (if) Metro starts. A very big building site and how do you think they will be taking the earth and rock out? By lorry of course, lots and lots of lorries.

    1. Bonkers

      Rock will come out on a site in Ballymun not in SSG. This is underground construction using a tunnel boring machine, it is not cut and cover as you are thinking.

      1. SOQ

        I am well aware of what it is. It won’t just pop up mole like, there is substantial digging to be done at Stephens Green to get down to the level of the tunnel.

        It will probably be the biggest hole ever dug in the city centre.

  4. Zaccone

    Absolutely ridiculous. Once all the new houses in Cherrywood are built the Luas is going to be unusable at rush hour.

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