PVC King wrote:I agree on Dart Underground but not on Metro North; the cost is unclear despite a failed tender process leaving only 1 consortium left; that doesn't imply any saving it implies a charge what they like price on the part of the last consortium standing; the RPA will not even give a +/- 10% figure.
Trips on Aircoach from the airport to Leeson St are about 25 mins these days; traffic is no longer the same problem since the bus gate and port tunnel combined with a slower economy.
There is a savage series of cuts en route and it really is a case of either Dart Underground which is a mode of transport that must be segregated or Luas underground a mode that has been proven to segregate effectively at a fraction of the cost.
Aircoach can only accomodate a certain amount of people, what do they charge, 7 euro into town? Supposing we try to bid for a large sporting event in the future?
A fast underground route to city centre is what we need, 20 min run and can accomodate 1000's per hour.