Dublin Bus plans for new Abbey Street interchange

Dublin Bus plans for new Abbey Street interchange

Postby adhoc » Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:23 pm

Dublin Bus plan to construct a new bus interchange in the city centre on a 0.35Ha (0.86 acre) site at Upper Abbey Street/Great Strand Street.


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Re: Dublin Bus plans for new Abbey Street interchange

Postby Rory W » Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:59 pm

adhoc wrote:Dublin Bus plan to construct a new bus interchange in the city centre on a 0.35Ha (0.86 acre) site at Upper Abbey Street/Great Strand Street.


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And the daft idea of the year award goes to...


How are they going to access this site give the Luas based restrictions in this area
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Re: Dublin Bus plans for new Abbey Street interchange

Postby kefu » Wed Dec 15, 2004 3:11 pm

Is this the old garage site just behind Zanzibar pub. If it is, then they could access Capel Street and South Quays by Strand Street itself though it might be a tight turn onto Capel Street and can get very congested. There is still a single car lane in operation for most of the length of Abbey Street, which is relatively unused. I reckon this is partly a response to the Wellington Quay incident.
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Re: Dublin Bus plans for new Abbey Street interchange

Postby Rory W » Wed Dec 15, 2004 6:12 pm

Yes - and buses into strand street is a daft idea given the corners involved
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Re: Dublin Bus plans for new Abbey Street interchange

Postby PVC King » Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:27 pm

Rory W wrote:Yes - and buses into strand street is a daft idea given the corners involved


I think its a great idea, to finally give Dublin a proper bus station, what they could do is level half of liffey St and the crap at the start of strand St to provide access that wouldn't affect the Luas and the buses could come back out at Capel St.

What I don't understand is the financing, who would want to live in an apartment above a bus station? A shopping centre linked to the Jervis Centre by pedestrian bridge would make much more sense and complete the link into Quartier Bloom & Temple Bar started by the Millenium Bridge.
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