MetroLink design contract awarded

Irealnd’s MetroLink project has taken a step forward with the appointment of a firm to deliver the detailed design for the advance works programme.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland has chosen Atkins and its subconsultants, RPS, to develop the detailed design for a programme of activity to precede the main infrastructure works, including utility diversions, archaeological and heritage works, facilitation of land access and environmental monitoring.

This work aims to ensure sufficient site readiness to enable the main infrastructure works to begin.

“This appointment builds on our existing role as operations advisor for MetroLink and we’re pleased to bring our local teams of experts and global experience in transportation to support Transport Infrastructure Ireland as they progress this exciting project,” said Atkins Ireland managing director, Martina Finn.

In July last year, the Irish Cabinet approved the preliminary business case for the long-awaited MetroLink project, including the PPP element. The scheme will see the creation of a high capacity, high-frequency metro railway and integrated public transport network connecting the Greater Dublin Area, including Dublin Airport and city centre.