Re: Re: transport21
@PVC King wrote:
But it does not link anything up that already exists; for â‚¬2bn it needs to create significant capacity; when you add up what it connects the alternative methods of providing connections to Ballymun, The Airport and Swords come in at half the price.
It is effectively one line and to spend an extra billion building a link between Ballymun and Swords is a complete waste of money that is unjustifiable.
Can you run Dart or Luas down it? It in no way allows for diverting other existing routes;
it doesn’t even reconnect with the Northern Line or connect with any existing Dart Line.
Because if you are going from any point West of the City to the Airport the alternative involves no change; from any point South on Dart the change would take place at Pearse vs Drumcoundra (no benefit either way. From Luas South going to Ballymun, there be no change at all. Getting on in the City Centre going to Ballymun it would all be street level.
Give anyone a choice of being able to avoid going underground on a route from Stephens Green to Droumcoundra, very few would elect to go underground.
incorrect – people go the fastest route
Places like Terenure will be covered by Luas; like Metro North the population density along the route is too low to justify underground.
incorrect. misses the point of MN
We discussed intergrated ticket systems in 2004; if it takes 5 years and counting to deliver technology as simple as Octopus / Oyster you really have to wonder how these people were allowed near a multi-billion euro project.
Incorrect problems caused by your poster boys IE
making it up as you go along 😀