It was reveled yesterday
that the government has axed many of Transport 21's projects due to no cash (quelle surprise!).
It would appear that Luas BXD will not go ahead any time soon, HOWEVER, Metro North will, and enabling works for BXD will go ahead alongside the construction of Metro North - no point digging up College Green twice.Metro North and DART Underground will go ahead as planned.
The DART Underground Railway Order should be online over the next week or so, and hopefully there will be a few renders and montages for us, which I will post here.
hutton wrote:Many thanks Morlan
lostexpectation wrote:thanks Morlan
johnglas wrote:what was (is) the objection to running the LUAS line on either side of the median in O'C St?
From what I have read on other forums, johnglas, Dublin Bus may have been the reason for the route change.
cgcsb wrote:I would've prefered if they turned into the site of the now demolished Royal Dublin Hotel and emerged on Parnell st.
Surely not, cgcsb!
Frank Taylor wrote:Looks like the taxi rank on OCS will have to go :-)
Frank Taylor wrote:There will be only one lane left for northbound traffic: will this be a bus lane?
Yeah, only one lane northbound on OCS Lower for buses and taxis, two lanes northbound on OCS Upper with Luas eating into the central median there.
Frank Taylor wrote:Where will a bike lane fit in on OCS?
There is room on OCS Lower northbound for a bike lane beside the bus lane.
hutton wrote:Why do the RPA insist on using out-of-date technology by erecting utterly unnecessary poles, cables, and other clutter in what is supposed to be our areas of finest architecture
I would agree with that, but the RPA haven't mentioned anything
about ground supply. They don't want to give it as an option, for budgetary reasons. They would if there was enough pressure from the likes of ourselves!
hutton wrote:cobble lock where it simply is not needed, and where tarmac would work perfectly fine.
Agreed. While it looks nice, the tramline should also be used as a bus lane for Dublin Bus. Remember, these are two different State companies competing with eachother, and we have no central transport authority for Dublin.. yet!