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May 10, 2007 at 8:53 am in reply to: Dublin Airport Metro to have unconnected terminus? #749637
@Frank Taylor wrote:
Stephen’s Green to O’Connell Bridge is 800m. So the maximum walk to a station if you find yourself between these stops is 400m or 5 minutes. nobody minds a 5 minute walk (length of Grafton Street). Adding extra stops increases journey times overall and increases build costs.
O’Connell Bridge to Mater hospital is 1400m and needs an intermediate stop at Parnell Square. This is under negotiation at the moment. Parnell Street is a hub of multicultural activity and very densely built up with the potential for a lot more building on the East side. Also David Norris will be lobbying for a stop near his house.
When the distance from one station to the other station is 400-600 metres, the longest walk is about 200-300 metres. I think there is a big difference with this.
It is more expensive. Although, are you sure it makes journey times longer? When people must not walk such distances from the station, then the journey is quicker?May 4, 2007 at 8:27 am in reply to: Dublin Airport Metro to have unconnected terminus? #749629
Hi Morlan. That’s a funny picture.
Yes, I agree. If 400-600 metres is a normal distance between stations, College Green or the lower end of Grafton Street would be good. Then on O’Connell Street you could have a station really close to the trams.
Maybe also you could build a station on Parnell Square.
Clearly this is a more expensive system. However, it is a mistake to have too large distances between stations. Especially in the busy parts of the city.April 30, 2007 at 9:09 am in reply to: Dublin Airport Metro to have unconnected terminus? #749627
I worked in Dublin for two years.
My question about the metro in Dublin.
Why is Dublin to plan so large distances between stations in the middle of the city. Mater Hospital-O’Connell Bridge is long. O’Connell Bridge-Stephen’s Green is long too,
400-600 metres between stations is normal for metros. In Dublin the distances are very large.