Transport Infrastructure Ireland has appointed Atkins for its new public transport MetroLink Project.
The high-capacity, high-frequency metro railway and integrated public transport network is designed to connect the Greater Dublin area, including Dublin Airport and the Irish capital's city centre.
Much of the 18.8km route will run underground, linking the airport, Irish Rail, Dart, Dublin Bus and Luas tram services, linking major transport hubs and estimated to carry up to 53 million passengers annually.
Atkins will deliver detailed design for the Advance Works programme.
“The Metrolink Project will provide Dublin with a modern, interconnected transport system that eases congestion and offers commuters faster, more convenient and cleaner transport options in and around the city," says Martina Finn, MD of Atkins.