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Also as far as i know some developers with interests in building along the route have to contribute €€€€ to construction works
cgcsb wrote:How long does it take after prelimenary hearing for real hearing to start?
PVC King, as far as I'm aware, money was already set aside a few years ago for the enabling works. And DCC have made provisions for those works to take place this year. Also as far as i know some developers with interests in building along the route have to contribute €€€€ to construction works
publicrealm wrote:I still think that Government should proceed to full planning stage and then hope that things will pick up after that.
Tenders for Metro North to be lower due to falling costs
FRANK McDONALD, Environment Editor
FOUR TENDERS for Metro North received by the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) last Friday are likely to be substantially lower than anticipated because of an estimated 20 per cent fall in construction costs.
marmajam wrote:Well, you'd have to travel about 100 lengths of the metro route to find such a mangled concatenation of pretentious misinformed horsesh*te as is in this thread.
There's enough hot gas to make the thing a levitating train service.
Since MN will cost no real money until built (2015) and then is paid over 25 yrs the whole tedious pontificating waffling is rendered defunct.
Obviously people who need to be rescued from the fantasy world of the net and get out a bit.
Anyone see this opinion letter in the Irish Times sometime last week by enda kenny? Absolutely shocking, he was ranting on about what he'd do if he were Taoiseach. He said that he'd immediately shelve Metro North as many current public infastructure projects that current government are going ahead with are going to further damage the economy under the current economic climate...almost makes Fianna Fail look attractive again, Kenny's a gob****e in my opinion. 7000 guaranteed jobs will be created in constructing the metro. Construction's going to last what? 5 years? we'll be out of the recession(hopefully) by then and with a much more effective public transport system in Dublin. Wasn't a major mistake in the last recession not investing more heavily in large public transport projects?
On the subject of Metro North however, the challenge now is about getting bang for our buck. It is a good time to use public money (if it can be raised) to stimulate jobs, spending and liquidity in the economy but is a single, disconnected, not particularly impressive metro line really the way to go?
PVC King wrote: A spur to the Northern Line would cost €100m - €150m and be intergrated.
PVC King wrote:Fantasy was Anglo at â‚¬17
Please set out the cahsflow analysis of your funding model or disapear to one post wonderland
Billions it would cost millions will emigrate if it is sanctioned
layo wrote:The line capacity at the moment is already at its absolute limit. Bringing a hugely busy spur line to an already constricted bottle neck (Connolly st. to south of loop line bridge) would just be impossible unless massive engineering works were undertaken to 4 track the entire line to say Bray.
It is also annoying that people are still seeing the Metro North as a line that ONLY serves Dublin airport. Its main passenger base will be commuters from north county Dublin who have for years been poorly serviced by public transport. This is the main reason that it is being built and it is a very negative connotation to view the Metro as an airport only connection line.
I do believe though that the Interconnector heavy rail DART line is a much more important infastructure, and is obviously being viewed as such by the EU as it is receiving funding under the TEN-T 2009 programme. http://www.transport21.ie/Projects/Heavy_Rail/DART_Underground.html
layo wrote:It is also annoying that people are still seeing the Metro North as a line that ONLY serves Dublin airport. Its main passenger base will be commuters from north county Dublin who have for years been poorly serviced by public transport. This is the main reason that it is being built and it is a very negative connotation to view the Metro as an airport only connection line.