I noticed that there's a massive belt of land beside Clontarf DART station that has been levelled out and is beginning to resemble a park and ride area, anyone know if this is the case? Would be good use for the land as it was just sitting there derelict.
Is that not the driving school area? Been there for years
Yes but it's all been levelled off and cleared.
From what I can gather it's going to be sports grounds, soccer, rugby and GAA, all floodlit and allweather. I think I saw this in the Dublin forum.
This has been answered but do you not think Clontarf Road would've been way too close to the city centre to be really useful as a Park and Ride? Would have thought they would work better much further out.
They should build a multi-story and charge for it provided that you are taking the DART. Handy enough for the city but still keeping traffic out of the city. The charge would be high enough to make it no so sensible for 5 day commuters.
I think it is probably still too close to the city center and the area isn't really fed by any major roads. The Dart station car park is typically only used by people who live in the general area.
Park And Rides typically should be placed on a motorway, like around the M50.
I fully agree but I wonder is there a further market for closer park and rides that would be charged at a higher rate.
Personally, I would like to see multistory car parks built an all outlying DART/Arrow stations with an integrated parking and rail ticket. Parking at stations shouldn't be free.
Well the car park at the Clontarf Dart station isn't free and while it is very busy, it doesn't seem to be completely full, so I don't think there is enough demand there for a multistory, perhaps at other stations.
Plus I think a lot of the Westwood gym members just use the Westwood car park next door when getting the Dart.