Ireland: Barry Transportation and Egis join together for the development of Dublin’s Tram network on the green line extension to finglas

02/04/2021

Barry Transportation in partnership with Egis was awarded the contract for Preliminary Design & Statutory Process of the Luas Green Line Finglas Extension, in the city of Dublin. 

A new extension to improve the quality of the network

Luas Finglas is a 4km proposed extension of the Luas Green Line from Broombridge to Charlestown in Dublin, Ireland. This extension will create a new public transport connection between the communities of Charlestown, Finglas Village, Finglas west, St Helena’s, Tolka Valley and the city centre. This project includes four new stops, two new bridges, a Park and Ride (P&R) facility and adaptations to the Broombridge depot.

The objectives of this extension is to serve existing and future demand, and to provide a safe, frequent, reliable, efficient and environmentally friendly public transport connection from the M50 (where it also serves a strategic Park & Ride) to the city centre, via Finglas and Broombridge. The line will use a part of the existing Luas Green Line and reduce public transport journey times between Charlestown-Finglas and the city centre.

Large portions of the route will be built using grass track, an attractive and sustainable innovation for urban transport in Ireland. It includes a cycle and pedestrian path along much of the line, providing family-friendly, sustainable, convenient access between northside communities and the city center.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), in collaboration with the National Transport Authority (NTA), have been exploring options for this proposed extension and has recently published the  Emerging Preferred Route.

For the next steps Barry Transportation in partnership with Egis will develop the associated Preliminary Design and statutory process. This Preliminary Design will be developed into a reference design and a Railway Order application to An Bord Pleanála is part of the project. Once approved a final set of tender documentation will be completed ready to move to construction of the line.

Two decades after Egis played a key role in the introduction of the first two lines of the Dublin LUAS, our teams are proud to once again participate in the development of sustainable public transport in the Irish capital.