Originally posted by d_d_dallas
Reading in the Sunday Papers that new transport minister Cullen wishes to link the two Luas lines via Dawson/College Green/Westmoreland St. Obviously this infers a massive amount of traffic being banned from these parts, hence would allow for partial pedestrianisation, ala proposals for Stephens Green at Grafton St end.
Originally posted by Rory W
What about Sth King Street - Drury Street and Demolish eircom building at end of Drury Street and run Luas through to Dame Street to emerge where Snap Printing is (so we ain't knocking anything older than late 80's here). Makes for a new vista facing onto Central bank plaza.
Opens up Drury Street to luas trade, allows Buses etc to deal with the Grafton/Nassau street issue, creates new street (retail opportunities) as well as new view of Central Bank as well as finding use for Sth King Street!!
What do you think?
Originally posted by Rory W
Phil - read the post. Im saying knock the buildings between Exchange street and Dame Street i.e. Eircom & Snap printing thus creating a new street as such
Originally posted by phil
The buildings at the bottom of Drury Street on Exchequer Street are called the Exchequer Chambers and were built in 1901 (according to the sign over the door). The other buildings either side of these seem also to be from late 19th or early 20th Century stock.
Originally posted by Paul Clerkin
TCD may be affected by Luas link line
The Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) may seek to have the walls and railings of Trinity College Dublin moved back at Nassau Street and lower Grafton Street to accommodate the proposed Luas link line through the centre of the city.
The agency said yesterday that there were difficulties in accommodating both Luas and buses along the narrow central city streets around the college, and while it "would have respect for the built environment", the RPA "wouldn't rule out moving the wall and railings to take land".
The RPA would have to seek a railway order from the Minister for Transport before proceeding with such a proposal.
Originally posted by Devin
I feel it's important that Luas goes through College Gn. The 3 elemnts of beautiful historic buildings, a public space and trams going through creates a certain special something in european cities.
A chara, - There is much talk of the linking-up of the two new Luas lines through Dublin city centre. The obvious solution is for Trinity College to let the Luas through its grounds at Nassau Street.
The Luas could then proceed up Tara Street and across Butt Bridge to link up with the Red Line in Abbey Street.
This solution would be cheap, and would open up the vista and atmosphere of Trinity College to the ordinary people of Dublin.
The students and staff would have to put up with some little disruption, but the sacrifice of their cloistered peace would be much appreciated by the rest of us. - Yours, etc.,
MUREDACH DOHERTY, Lower Beechwood Avenue, Dublin 6.