Experts’ bill rises for Metro North rail project

State spent a total of €165 million on design, procurement, property costs

4th September, 2016
Then transport minister Martin Cullen with Frank Allen Chief Executive R.P.A and Padriag White Chairperson of R.PA look at a map of the route the new Dublin Metro North when it was launced in 2006 Pic: RollingNews.ie

Metro North is shaping up to be a gravy train for consultants – again.

The state spent a total of €165 million on design, procurement, property costs and enabling works for the first Metro North rail project from St Stephen’s Green to Dublin Airport and then Swords.

But it never went ahead and only around half of this investment can be re-used in the scaled-back €2.3 billion Metro North now due to be...

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