Re: Re: Metro West
If an orbital metro route roughly followed the NCR/SCR instead of the M50, it could link Phibsboro to Ballsbridge running through densely populated areas that could actually sustain a train service. It could join the DART at both ends (Connolly and Sydney Parade, say), and both Luas lines at Kilmainham and Charlemont Street. Or it could be run on out to UCD and join the DART further south. Obviously it would be a lot more expensive as it would have to be underground, but it would be paying for itself from day one, like the Luas.
In the long run it would be money well spent and in the greater interests of the city, unlike this harebrained scheme to give a full train service to two or three guys in Tallaght who happen to work in Liffey Valley.