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Old October 7th, 2016, 06:42 PM   #301
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Map of the proposed route:



https://www.nationaltransport.ie/pro...w-metro-north/
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Old October 9th, 2016, 03:35 PM   #302
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So Metro North is not going to connect directly to Conolly or Tara Street? A connection at Drumcondra is not an equivalent replacement...
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Old October 9th, 2016, 11:19 PM   #303
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Couple of comments on this. Nothing is happening with Metro North at the moment. In Ireland nothing is concrete until proper digging starts, once contracts are signed they stick to them. The Annual Budget is to be released next week by the Government so we shall see.

Metro North was never to connect up with Connolly, Tara or Pearse stations. The big plan is that Metro North and DART underground happen around the same time. If DU doesn't happen and MN does, there will still be connections to rail at O'Connell St via the Luas and as you say at Drumcondra.
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Old October 10th, 2016, 05:47 PM   #304
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So Metro North is not going to connect directly to Conolly or Tara Street? A connection at Drumcondra is not an equivalent replacement...
No it isn't. But according to the project, there should be a connection with the new Dart underground line at St. Stephen green station.
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Old October 11th, 2016, 01:47 AM   #305
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" O'Connell St via the Luas "

That is exactly that sub-quality connection I was talking about. Given that the currently proposed Metro North is missing Tara Street only by a few 100 m, this looks like missed opportunity.

If DU is going to come, the lackin transfer quality will be somewhat compensated I suppose but that would of course depend on the future DART lines.
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Old October 14th, 2016, 01:08 AM   #306
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DU and MN are not happening any day or decade soon. Honestly don't expect to use either before 2025. I will advise on any updates.

Luas XC is continuing well though:


Luas XC works Nassau St 13 October 2016


Luas XC works Dawson St & Nassau St Junction 13 October 2016


Luas XC works Dawson St 13 October 2016


Luas XC works St Stephens Green 13 October 2016


5012 St Stephens Green 13 October 2016
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Old November 19th, 2016, 12:39 AM   #307
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Haven't updated this in a while:


Luas XC works O'Connell St 16 November 2016


3009 Museum 17 November 2016


Luas XC Broadstone cutting 17 November 2016


Luas XC Broadstone cutting looking north 17 November 2016


Luas XC Constitution Hill from new bridge 17 November 2016


Luas XC Constitution Hill from new bridge 17 November 2016


Luas XC track Constitution Hill - Phibsboro depot 17 November 2016


Luas XC track Dominick St Upper 17 November 2016


Luas XC track Dominick St Upper/ Dorset St 17 November 2016


Luas XC Parnell St 17 November 2016


Luas XC Parnell St tracks 17 November 2016


3009 Connolly 17 November 2016

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Old November 22nd, 2016, 11:14 AM   #308
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Irish Rail launches new Dublin cross-city link
Monday, November 21, 2016



IRISH Rail (IE) introduced a new cross-city passenger service in Dublin on November 21 following the completion of a €13.7m project to upgrade an existing line which was formerly used by freight trains and empty passenger trains

The work involved upgrading the 692m-long Phoenix Park tunnel and Drumcondra and Tara Street stations, track renewal, and resignalling. The project was funded by Ireland’s National Transport Authority

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Old November 23rd, 2016, 06:27 PM   #309
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National Transport Authority - Statement to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport Tourism and Sport
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Statement to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport Tourism and Sport

23/11/16
INTRODUCTORY STATEMENT FROM ANNE GRAHAM Chief Executive, National Transport Authority

GROWING DEMAND HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR BUS INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT

Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport Tourism and Sport, on ‘A vision for public transport in the Greater Dublin Area’

The GDA Transport Strategy 2016-2035, approved by the Minister earlier this year, sets out how the vision for greater use of sustainable transport could be delivered by 2035 allowing also for a 29% increase in transport demand over that period.

The strategy outlines the heavy and light rail network, the core bus network as well as a supporting cycling network and other demand management measures that are necessary to ensure that 55% of the trips to work in 2035 are made by sustainable modes (up from 38% in 2011).

The cost of all the measures in the strategy is €10bn, which averages at €500m each year over the 20 year horizon of the strategy. Delivering these projects will accrue an overall benefit to cost ratio of 1.5 to 1. However the current capital funding for improvements to public transport are not at the levels required to meet the GDA Strategy goals. Approximately €350m is provided each year for the next three years for public transport across the state which includes the funding required for steady-state funding of the rail network across the full State. The Authority will shortly publish its statutory Draft Implementation Plan which will set out what can be delivered within the current financial envelope in the next six years.

Growth in Travel

Following a period of reduced transport usage and suppressed transport growth, both in relation to private car use and also public transport patronage, 2014 saw the start of a reversal of these trends. Public transport usage has increased for all modes since then – bus, Luas and commuter rail. Paralleling the changes in public transport, car travel has also increased across the Dublin region since 2014. Demand for travel is now on the increase and patronage on public transport is growing. To date in 2016, passenger numbers continue to grow with an estimated outturn growth of about 5% expected by the end of the year.

This trend of increased overall demand is expected to continue and accelerate with further economic recovery and population growth envisaged over the next 5 years.

It is unlikely that all such demands can be met within existing service provision and capacity, particularly within the City and urban networks where population growth will be highest, and where existing peak capacity is already well used.

What is being delivered now?

Over the next year, the following transport improvements will be delivered:
  • Luas Cross City will commence services at the end of 2017;
  • Trains services from the Kildare Rail Line linking with the City Centre through the Phoenix Park Tunnel have just commenced;
  • A 10 minute DART service will be provided from early 2017; and
  • Additional bus fleet will be acquired and additional capacity will be added on busy routes currently experiencing high passenger numbers in peak hours.
What will be delivered as part of the Capital Plan up to 2022?
  • Some additional bus fleet and improvements in bus corridors;
  • Design and planning for construction of New Metro North;
  • Extension of DART to Balbriggan & designs for electrification of commuter sections of Kildare and Maynooth lines
  • Redesign of DART Underground; and
  • Construction of a new national train control centre.
However, the City region cannot wait for these projects to be delivered. Rail projects have a long lead-in time. Work must commence immediately on improvements to the bus infrastructure across the region in order to meet the growing demand and offer an attractive alternative to car drivers.

What needs to be delivered now?
  • Accelerated development of bus lane provision on the Priority Bus Corridors forming the Core Bus Network;
  • Further enhancement in terms of bus fleet numbers and bus services;
  • Introduction of Bus Rapid Transit services on some high passenger volume bus routes;
  • Provision of higher frequency and amended rail services on certain commuter routes into Dublin which requires investment in new rail carriages;
  • Measures such as Park & Ride provision and fares initiatives; and
  • Accelerated delivery of key elements of the cycling network.
The full statement can be downloaded here – Statement to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport Tourism and Sport, on ‘A vision for public transport in the Greater Dublin Area’
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Old January 15th, 2017, 03:37 PM   #310
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Luas cross city looking South from the Cabra Road by turgidson, on Flickr


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Luas cross city looking North from the Cabra Road by turgidson, on Flickr


Luas cross city looking North from the Cabra Road by turgidson, on Flickr


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Old January 16th, 2017, 01:05 AM   #312
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Happy New Year, works continue on the Cross City line.


College St/ Dolier St 14 January 2017


Luas X City works Dawson St 14 January 2017


Luas XC Northbound platform Dawson St 14 January 2017


Dawson St 14 January 2017


Luas XC works St Stephens Green 14 January 2017


5023 St Stephens Green 14 January 2017

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4014 The Point 14 January 2017

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Old January 22nd, 2017, 11:56 PM   #313
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Some pictures from Saturday:


4013 Chancery St 21 January 2017


4009 & 3022 Smithfield 21 January 2017


3022 Smithfield 21 January 2017


3013 Benburb St 21 January 2017


4003 Benburb St 21 January 2017


5003 St Stephens Green 21 January 2017

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Old February 6th, 2017, 09:47 AM   #314
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From Herald

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Cross City trams to do test run in June
06 February 2017 02:30 AM



Trams will begin running on the new Luas Cross City line in June when engineers begin testing in advance of full passenger services

A gauge run will take place in the summer which will last for up to 12 hours and allow experts to examine performance on each stretch of the 5.9km line

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Old February 26th, 2017, 10:43 PM   #315
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Some for February:


Luas XC works O'Connell St 25 February 2017


Luas XC works Hawkins St 25 February 2017


Luas XC College Green paving works 25 February 2017


Luas XC Dawson St paving works 25 February 2017


5009 St Stephens Green 25 February 2017

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From Metro Report

http://www.metro-report.com/news/new...uas-trams.html

Operator sought for Dublin Luas trams
07 Mar 2017



IRELAND: The National Transport Authority is to hold a market awareness day on April 5 ahead of the planned call for tenders for the next contract to operate and maintain Dublin’s Luas light rail lines.

The existing five-year contract held by Transdev is due to end in the fourth quarter of 2019. NTA anticipates that the next contract would run for six years, with an option for up to a further five years. The contract has an estimated value of €45m/year; however, the final value would depend on factors including whether the contract is extended and plans to expand the system during the period of the new contract

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Luas XC O'Connell St signage 16 March 2017


Luas XC Townsend St 16 March 2017


Luas XC Trinity - College St signage 16 March 2017


Luas XC College Green - Trinity railings 16 March 2017


Luas XC Nassau St - Dawson St 16 March 2017


Luas XC St Stephens Green 16 March 2017


St Stephens Green Shopping Centre 16 March 2017


St Patricks day notice St Stephens Green 16 March 2017


5019 St Stephens Green 16 March 2017


5010 St Stephens Green 16 March 2017

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Old March 27th, 2017, 12:02 AM   #318
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A quick trip around the city today:


5004 at St Stephens Green 26 March 2017


Luas XC overhead pole in place on St Stephens Green 26 March 2017


Luas XC overhead pole in place on Dawson St 26 March 2017


Luas XC overhead pole detail on Dawson St 26 March 2017


4009 Stevens Lane 26 March 2017


Luas XC Parnell Stop 26 March 2017


Luas XC overhead links on ABP Marlborough St 26 March 2017

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Some more from this evening. Overhead masts are appearing:


Luas XC masts up on O'Connell St 30 March 2017


Luas XC masts up on O'Connell St 30 March 2017


Luas XC mast up at Rotunda 30 March 2017


Luas XC Dominic St luas stop 30 March 2017


Luas XC masts up on O'Connell Bridge 30 March 2017


5010 St Stephens Green 30 March 2017

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