Dunboyne (M3) Commuter Rail Project
Client: Iarnród Éireann
Engineer: Project Management Group
Value: €41,000,000
Period: November 2008 to June 2010


The Dunboyne (M3) Commuter Rail project is the first phase of the reopening of the former Navan to Clonsilla branch line. The scheme involved earth and drainage works for the dual track branch line; construction and renovation of 9 bridges along the route including a structural steel bridge over the Royal Canal at Clonsilla; 3 new fully-accessible Stations at Pace, Dunboyne and Hansfield with integrated Park-and-Ride and facilities for over 1600 vehicles; accommodation works for landowners; restoration of heritage structures; installation of boundary fencing and acoustic barriers. Traffic diversions and the upgrading/diversion of many live services were required for the renovation of three of the road overbridges, demanding close consultation with Meath and Fingal County Councils Project Management Group, Iarnród Éireann and the relevant utility providers.