Railway Order


Notice of Further Information (omitted document) and Notice of Extension to the Consultation Period in relation to application for the Railway (MetroLink – Estuary to Charlemont via Dublin Airport) Order [2022] – Consultation Period extended to 16th January 2023.

Newspaper Notice 25 November 2022 


The National Roads Authority (operating as TII) in exercise of the powers conferred upon it by Section 37 of the Transport (Railway Infrastructure) Act 2001 (as amended and substituted) (“the Act”) will apply on or after the 30th September 2022 to An Bord Pleanála for a Railway Order for the Railway (Metrolink–Estuary to Charlemont via Dublin Airport) Order [2022] pursuant to the provisions of the said Act.


The Railway Order, if granted, will authorise the National Roads Authority (operating as TII) to carry out railway works and all works necessary to enable the construction, operation, maintenance and improvement of a railway designated as a metro including inter alia the construction of a fully segregated and automated railway and metro mostly underground approximately 18.8km in length with 16 stations running from north of Swords at Estuary through Swords, Dublin Airport, Ballymun, Glasnevin and the City Centre to Charlemont in the south of Dublin City Centre.

A copy of the newspaper notices published in newspapers circulating along the MetroLink Route are available here;

Newspaper Notice 12th September 2022

Newspaper Notice 25th November 2022

Further information on the Railway Order application process is available here.

During the RO process, TII has provided working documents and other materials to the Independent Engineering Expert and interested members of the public to assist their understanding of the project and their submissions and observations, even though those documents are not required to be submitted as part of the RO application. In the interests of transparency, TII makes any such documents available on the main project website here.