daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Subways and Urban Transport

Subways and Urban Transport Metros, subways, light rail, trams, buses and other local transport systems



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old February 12th, 2012, 02:57 AM   #141
Chavito
Registered User
 
Chavito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: A 2.400 metros sobre el nivel del mar
Posts: 549
Likes (Received): 5

When I lived in Dublin (2003-04), metro was a proposal to be finished in a few years... Now the metro is still a proposal with no real date!

In my opinion, Dublin lost a good opportunity during the economical boom years to create a good transport network (only Luas was built...).
Chavito no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old February 13th, 2012, 08:44 PM   #142
FabriFlorence
Registered User
 
FabriFlorence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Firenze
Posts: 1,772
Likes (Received): 401

I agree. I don't understand why the dubliners decided to improve their public networks so late.
FabriFlorence no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 27th, 2012, 11:19 PM   #143
Bothar.G
Registered User
 
Bothar.G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Galway, IRL
Posts: 122
Likes (Received): 1

Of course it's a big error. Dublin certainly needs a metro network to alleviate the need for people to drive into the city. But the European financial system seems more important than the sovereignty of the Irish people. Thomas Jeffersson U.S. President in 1802 said: "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than entire armies ready for battle. If the American people can one day when private banks to control their money, banks and all institutions that grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property ... "
Bothar.G no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 29th, 2012, 04:45 AM   #144
Woonsocket54
PC LOAD LETTER
 
Woonsocket54's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: East Millinocket, Maine
Posts: 5,644
Likes (Received): 5754

Quote:
Originally Posted by FabriFlorence View Post
I think it's a big error. Dublin desperately needs a metro network!
why, is traffic that bad?
Woonsocket54 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 7th, 2012, 05:04 AM   #145
flowdraa
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 4
Likes (Received): 0

Just a quick update. The Irish planning board has given planning permission for the construction of the BXD extention to the Green Line of the Luas. This will finally provide a transfer point between the two lines, which are currently seperated by a 10 minute walk through the city centre. It will be ready by 2017.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...reaking21.html

image hosted on flickr
flowdraa no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 7th, 2012, 08:37 AM   #146
Woonsocket54
PC LOAD LETTER
 
Woonsocket54's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: East Millinocket, Maine
Posts: 5,644
Likes (Received): 5754

I've seen maps where it's not "O'Connell Street Lower" but "O'Connell - GPO"
Woonsocket54 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2012, 12:45 AM   #147
Chavito
Registered User
 
Chavito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: A 2.400 metros sobre el nivel del mar
Posts: 549
Likes (Received): 5

Great news!

Is this just another plan or is there any real chance to be real in a couple of years?

Are the funds available?
Chavito no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2012, 05:00 PM   #148
Bothar.G
Registered User
 
Bothar.G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Galway, IRL
Posts: 122
Likes (Received): 1

They only got a building permit. The government has yet to indicate a willingness to assign funding. Then they have to go through the long tendering process which can take up to two years.

O'Connell GPO is located In the middle between O'Connell Street Upper and O'Connell Street Lower. The red line crosses at O'Connell GPO.
Bothar.G no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 9th, 2012, 01:58 AM   #149
Catmalojin
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Dublin, Galway & New York
Posts: 3,915
Likes (Received): 850

Actually, the funding for the project was assigned last year, and preliminary works are due to begin next year, with a completion date of 2017.
Catmalojin no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 22nd, 2013, 09:28 AM   #150
Ashis Mitra
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 2,432
Likes (Received): 1143

Quote:
Originally Posted by flowdraa View Post
Just a quick update. The Irish planning board has given planning permission for the construction of the BXD extention to the Green Line of the Luas. This will finally provide a transfer point between the two lines, which are currently seperated by a 10 minute walk through the city centre. It will be ready by 2017.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...reaking21.html

image hosted on flickr
Lower part of this extension will use the same route used by former tram network.
__________________
Ashis Mitra no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 22nd, 2013, 08:30 PM   #151
Slartibartfas
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vedunia
Posts: 11,598
Likes (Received): 5960

Finally! So one can finally count the time until the day where Dublin won't have to light rail lines anymore but a system.

I don't even dare to ask about the Metro North though ...
__________________
"Brexit means Brexit and we are going to make a Titanic success of it.”
Boris Johnson, Foreign Secretary, UK
Slartibartfas está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old May 21st, 2013, 02:13 PM   #152
Catmalojin
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Dublin, Galway & New York
Posts: 3,915
Likes (Received): 850

Contracts have been signed for the new Luas line, with construction due to start in the next few weeks.

The official website can be found here: http://www.luascrosscity.ie/
Catmalojin no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 21st, 2013, 09:24 PM   #153
Gil
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,120
Likes (Received): 38

Quote:
Originally Posted by Catmalojin View Post
Contracts have been signed for the new Luas line, with construction due to start in the next few weeks.

The official website can be found here: http://www.luascrosscity.ie/
Why does it look like it's being marketed as a separate project rather than an extension of the Luas Green Line? The Dawson stop is shown as being uni-directional, but there's no indication as to which direction. Are space constraints the reason for having only one direction serve that stop? I'd hope that it's northbound to serve Trinity College otherwise it would only have two southbound stops!
Gil no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 23rd, 2014, 12:10 PM   #154
dimlys1994
Moderator
 
dimlys1994's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dniepropetrovsk
Posts: 16,338
Likes (Received): 26129

From Railway Gazette:

Quote:
http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/u...-contract.html

Efacec wins Dublin tram contract
22 Jan 2014

IRELAND: Efacec has been awarded a €25m contract covering E&M systems for the Luas Cross City tram line in Dublin. This includes substations, remote power control, electrical installations, signalling, fleet management, communications, CCTV and a control centre.

The Cross City line would link the existing Red and Green lines when it opens at the end of 2017. The 5·6 km route would have 13 stations and is expected to add between 8 million and 10 million passenger-journeys trips per year to the Luas network.
dimlys1994 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 18th, 2014, 06:45 PM   #155
Catmalojin
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Dublin, Galway & New York
Posts: 3,915
Likes (Received): 850

BRT public consultation launched - http://www.nationaltransport.ie/bus-rapid-transit/
Quote:
Bus Rapid Transit Public Consultation launched today

17/02/14


The National Transport Authority has today (February 17) launched a public consultation on proposals for a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network for Dublin – “Swiftway”. Full project details and response facilities are available now in the Public Consultations section. Members of the public are invited to review the proposals and submit their suggestions and feedback before the deadline of 5.00pm on Tuesday, March 18 2014.

BRT is a high-quality, high-capacity, comfortable form of transport, offering attractive multi-door vehicles, off-board ticketing and frequent services along key strategic corridors using a priority bus lane. It offers the performance and service characteristics of a light-rail system like Luas – but at about a third of the cost. BRT services will connect with the existing Bus, Luas and Rail network in the city, enhancing the benefits of the public transport system for everyone.

The Authority has conducted feasibility studies and has identified three “emerging preferred routes” for BRT in Dublin:
  • Blanchardstown to UCD
  • Swords / Airport to City Centre
  • Clongriffin to Tallaght
These are indicative corridors for now, pending consultative input and further analysis. Maps and further details can be viewed online, or at a number of displays being hosted by the Authority in civic offices in Wood Quay, Blanchardstown, Swords, Coolock and Tallaght, and in the UCD restaurant building from now until March 14th.

This current consultation introduces the concept of BRT to the public for the first time, and shows people what it will look like, and how it will work. Once the submissions have been received and analysed we will produce detailed route proposals and street plans for a second consultation in a few months’ time. Later in 2014, we will apply for permission to An Bord Pleanála for the Swords/Airport to City Centre scheme, with applications for the Blanchardstown to UCD and the Clongriffin to Tallaght schemes to follow in 2015.

Over 160 cities worldwide offer BRT systems as part of their integrated public transport mix – these include Madrid, Nantes, Vancouver, Brisbane and Cape Town.

The Swiftway proposal follows on a number of significant improvements implemented by the National Transport Authority in recent years. New facilities, such as the Leap Card integrated ticket, on-street and online Real Time arrival information, journey planning tools and major bus network reconfigurations in the cities have all helped make people’s use of public transport simpler and more reliable.

NTA
Quote:


About Swiftway

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) has emerged in recent years as an effective, cost efficient and high quality public transport system. BRT offers fast, reliable, predictable and comfortable journeys in modern, high quality vehicles. BRT seeks to emulate the service, performance quality, and amenity characteristics of a modern light rail-based transit system at a much lower cost.

Given its cost, flexibility and effectiveness, BRT has a key role in the development of an integrated public transport system for Dublin. It delivers higher capacity on existing busy bus corridors and provides an attractive alternative to car transport, with fast and reliable journey times.
  • Modern, attractive multi-door vehicles
  • Uses own BRT lane or shared bus/BRT lane
  • BRT vehicle given priority at traffic signals
  • High quality stops and level boarding on and off vehicles
  • Off-board ticketing (tickets purchased in advance or Leap cards)
  • Conveniently located stops with optimal spacing

Swiftway will be the name of the BRT service in Dublin. The three proposed corridors to be developed as Swiftway routes are:
  1. City Centre Network Map
  2. Blanchardstown to UCD
  3. Clongriffin to Tallaght
  4. Swords to City Centre
This high quality integrated public transport mode uses buses on roadways or dedicated lanes to transport passengers quickly and efficiently to their destinations, while offering the flexibility and adaptability to meet changing transport demands in the future.

For appropriate corridors, Swiftway offers many benefits compared to other transport solutions – including the important advantages of being relatively quick to commission, cost-effective to install and less intrusive during the construction phase compared to light rail or underground alternatives.

BRT is increasingly becoming a major component of city transport systems worldwide – over 166 BRT schemes are in operation and several hundreds more are in development across the world. It represents a step-change in bus transport – by providing a high calibre premium service at a much lower cost than rail systems.

Delivering higher capacity on existing busy bus transport corridors, it provides an attractive alternative to car transport, with fast and reliable journey times, and will form a key part of Dublin’s overall public transport system.

NTA






__________________

Falubaz, geometarkv liked this post
Catmalojin no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 18th, 2014, 08:28 PM   #156
FabriFlorence
Registered User
 
FabriFlorence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Firenze
Posts: 1,772
Likes (Received): 401

I don't understand if this BRT project is an addition to Metro north project or the Metro project is definitively dead and the BRT is a replacement.
FabriFlorence no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 18th, 2014, 09:41 PM   #157
Catmalojin
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Dublin, Galway & New York
Posts: 3,915
Likes (Received): 850

Quote:
Originally Posted by FabriFlorence View Post
I don't understand if this BRT project is an addition to Metro north project or the Metro project is definitively dead and the BRT is a replacement.
It's a short-term solution until funding for Metro North can be acquired. Eventually it's planned that the two services will compliment each other.
Catmalojin no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 6th, 2014, 09:28 AM   #158
dimlys1994
Moderator
 
dimlys1994's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dniepropetrovsk
Posts: 16,338
Likes (Received): 26129

From Irish Times:

Quote:
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/envir...20th-1.1705508

River Liffey’s newest bridge to open on May 20th
Wed, Feb 26, 2014, 15:18


Construction work under way on the Rosie Hackett bridge over the River Liffey from Eden Quay to Burgh Quay in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Rosie Hackett Bridge took more than two and a half years to build

The Rosie Hackett Bridge, the 21st bridge to cross the River Liffey in Dublin city, will open on May 20th, Dublin City Council has said.

When finished, the bridge will carry a single southbound Luas tram track in the centre and two southbound bus and cycle lanes either side, one lane going straight on to Hawkins Street, the other turning right and heading towards O’Connell Bridge.

Work on the bridge began in November 2011 and was due to take 18 months, but the foundations of the bridge turned out to have been built on sand rather than rock. Most of the first year of work was spent securing and stabilising the quay wall and creating an abutment for the bridge. It was October 2012 before building on the river started.

A bridge at this location was proposed by the city council as far back as 1997, but at that stage it was earmarked for a pedestrian only crossing, primarily aimed at drawing punters to the Abbey Theatre, but also part of wider plans for the rejuvenation of the O’Connell Street area.

The council was still talking about a pedestrian bridge when in 2003 it announced the extension of the Liffey boardwalk from O’Connell Bridge to Butt Bridge. It was the advent of plans to connect the Red and Green Luas lines which expanded the council’s ambitions for the bridge.

In 2005, five proposed routes for the cross-city Luas line were announced, two of which required a bridge at Marlborough Street. The following year the Railway Procurement Agency announced its preferred route for the line, confirming the need for the bridge. It was not until mid-2008, however, when the council announced that a public transport bridge was to be constructed.

The city council last September voted to call the new bridge over the Liffey at Marlborough Street after Rosie Hackett, a trade unionist who co-founded the Irish Women Workers’ Union in 1911.
__________________

geometarkv liked this post
dimlys1994 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 6th, 2014, 09:32 AM   #159
dimlys1994
Moderator
 
dimlys1994's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dniepropetrovsk
Posts: 16,338
Likes (Received): 26129

This is how the bridge will look like:



And this is construction progress, taken from here, also published on the 26th February:



__________________

lechevallierpatrick, geometarkv liked this post
dimlys1994 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 6th, 2014, 08:59 PM   #160
Slartibartfas
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vedunia
Posts: 11,598
Likes (Received): 5960

Is this a pseudo BRT or a real one with dedicated lanes, traffic light priority, tramlike stations etc.? According to the ad it looks like they are trying to build a real BRT network but we will see. I am not a big fan of BRT and would prefer light rail/metro much more but if its a proper BRT it would be an improvement over the current situation nonetheless.

IMHO these BRT plans are probably pushing the Metro project way back. Even if authorities claim the opposite.
__________________
"Brexit means Brexit and we are going to make a Titanic success of it.”
Boris Johnson, Foreign Secretary, UK
Slartibartfas está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
dublin, tram

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium