Dublin could have a new six-line metro system in place by 2025 9 months ago

Dublin could have a new six-line metro system in place by 2025

Apparently it won't cost us a penny.

A new plan suggests that Dublin's proposed Metro line will have six new stops by 2025.

The lines would run from Ashbourne, Swords, Donaghmede, Rathfarnham, Blanchardstown and Adamstown.

The new plan contains 19 major hubs which would link up with Luas, Dart and Dublin Bus. Dublin Metro CEO Jedd Van Der Poll says the project would be funded by private investment and is apparently based on a model used in Madrid.

Speaking to Newstalk on Monday morning, CEO of Metro Dublin, Jed van der Poll had this to say: "It's going to cost €9bn and its going to be paid by private financing.

"What gives me the confidence to give a figure that is approximately a third of what would normally be considered for a scheme of this type is a guy called Professor Manuel Melis Maynar.

"He is the architect of Metro Madrid and he did this in Madrid: he built 120 kilometres of metro in just seven years and at a fraction of the price that, say, London Underground paid for the Jubilee Line".

He also said that the proposed route could save the commuter almost three weeks a year in travel time.

Dublin Metro Plans

For more information you can visit Metro Dublin's official website here.