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# Metro North

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# On track
The 'Metro North' is now the MetroLink - here's what it'll look like
There will be a total of 15 new Metro stations as part of the €3-billion development.
# Construction
How will Ireland 2040 be delivered? For starters, we need more brickies, tilers and plasterers
Ireland 2040 has big plans – but will we have enough construction workers to deliver government pledges.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you believe Dublin's Metro will be built on time?
Do you think it will be delivered by the 2027 date?
# Green Light
'Common sense has prevailed': Lidl in Ballymun a step closer after NTA drops objection
Local councillor Noeleen Reilly said locals were breathing sighs of relief at the news.
# metro notions
The overdue Metro North is holding back plans for a 'civic space' at Stephen's Green
Dublin council still wants to finish the café-friendly plan – but it’s waiting for clarity on the long-delayed rail line.
# Waiting Game
The overdue Metro North is holding back plans for a 'civic space' at Stephen's Green
Dublin council still wants to finish the café-friendly plan – but it’s waiting for clarity on the long-delayed rail line.
# Every Little Helps
Tesco wants a Santry supermarket blocked until the Metro North has been sorted out
The rail line has already been delayed for more than a decade.
# Metro Station
'Now is the time to get Metro North greenlit'
A public consultation on the plan will begin next year.
# daniel day
The Luas effect: People pay more to live close (but not too close) to a tram stop
New stats underscore why Dublin estate agents are so keen on pointing out how near the local Luas or train station is.
# beep beep choo choo
These are the plans for transport in Dublin for the next two decades
A growing city needs a growing transport network.
# Metro-nomy
Whatever happened to the (original) Metro North?
Not the new one.
# on off on
Dubliners are being promised a 14-stop Metro North link to the airport
The Metro North plan – which was mothballed in 2011 – is back on track. According to Enda.
# on the agenda
No, the Metro North HASN'T been forgotten about
It’s still on the table, according to Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe.
# Ballymun
Ballymun Shopping Centre is going to be demolished soon
There are currently no plans for a replacement facility.
# Who killed the flying car?
Jetpacks, plane cars and the Metro - why are we still on the bus?
With the founder of PayPal looking to fund a new super-fast transport system in California, we look at who else tried to break away from current transport methods.
# Train Accident
60 passengers injured in NYC train crash
Five people are in a critical condition following the incident.
# DART Underground
An Bord Pleanála grants permission for postponed DART Underground
The project has been shelved by the government and will not be considered for funding again until 2015.
# Metro North
Government denies €200m spent on Metro North is 'money down the drain'
A Labour TD described the decision to put the project on hold indefinitely as “dreadful” but Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said we don’t have the money.
# Spending Cuts
Children's Hospital to go ahead but Metro North and DART underground shelved
The government’s capital expenditure announcements also included the news that the linking of the Luas lines will go ahead.
# Spending Cuts
Capital spending cuts to be unveiled today
Several major projects are expected to be set aside as €750million is cut from the Government’s capital budget.
# Metro North
Metro North planning permission approved
The project is proposed to run from Dublin city centre to the airport, but is expected to be put on hold by the Minister for Transport due to funding issues.
# Your Say
Poll: What would be the best public transport link to Dublin Airport?
Iarnród Éireann has floated its own proposal today for linking Dublin city centre and the capital’s airport, but what do you think?
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
In your Fix for today: A cheaper route to Dublin airport?; the end of the World; a remorseful Archbishop; how the Taoiseach is spending his weekend; and why Ken Doherty has an issue with neck ties.
# Tickets please
Luas Red Line free for the day as Citywest extension opens
Five new stops will link Belgard and Saggart and bring an extra two million passengers a year.
# Big Jim
Could the statue of Labour’s founder be moved for the election?
Jim Larkin has stood on O’Connell St since 1977 – but his statue is set to be moved for Metro works, in time for the election…
# On your bike
Dublin shops to get deliveries by bicycle
‘Urban cargo’ bikes to help get supplies through to businesses cut off by Metro North works.
# Metro North
Metro North rail project granted planning permission
The controversial rail project linking St Stephen’s Green to Swords is approved, with two stops removed.
# Transport
Labour would push back Metro North, says Gilmore
Labour leader says that he will make substantial changes to the National Development Plan including postponing Metro North.
# In Numbers
The €39bn capital programme: what's in and what's out
Some rail projects are dropped but other motorways will be finished.