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Priority DART Tunneling Work Starts

  • 23-08-2010 1:40am
    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 25,234 ✭✭✭✭
    WORK HAS begun on a project to cover over the Dart line, install semi-mature trees and improve pedestrian access between Dún Laoghaire’s town and harbour.
    Part of an overall upgrade to “the metals” walkway, Crofton Road and Marine Road, the Dart line is to be covered, ending a traditional disconnect between the Pavilion area and the harbour.
    The plan is to create a new walkway over the Dart which currently travels through a cutting south of the railway station. The intention is to define the metals as a place for pedestrians and cyclists by creating new café terraces, paths, sitting areas and a small play space.
    A new footpath along Queen’s Road and additional crossing points have been designed to integrate the scheme into the surrounding area. A pedestrian crossing at the entrance to the Pavilion car park is to further enhance pedestrian links to the the metals and a proposed county library in Moran Park.
    The design provides for landscaping with trees, lighting and umbrellas along the length of the Pavilion. Outside Meadows and Byrne furniture shop, a new public space with a kiosk and public seating is proposed.
    It is anticipated that this approach will create more shelter from the wind and will create a park ambience that reinforces the experience of the metals as a place to sit and relax, to enjoy coffee and food.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 66,442 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011

    Have they not already boxed in much of the DART line there?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,657 ✭✭✭donaghs

    I was hoping for some good news about the interconnecter. Putting a roof over an existing hole is hardly tunnelling?:confused:

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,282 ✭✭✭D.L.R.

    Thread title is misleading. There is no tunneling going on, never was. They covered a stretch of the railway cutting last year with concrete decking. Not very long, ~100m.

    They left it over the winter, and came back to finish this year. All they're doing now is landscaping.

    Looks good.

    (I thought this was an interconnector thread too - the actual priority tunnel!)

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 185 ✭✭oharach

    donaghs wrote: »
    I was hoping for some good news about the interconnecter. Putting a roof over an existing hole is hardly tunnelling?:confused:

    It's cut and (over 100 years later) cover :D

  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 25,234 ✭✭✭✭Sponge Bob

    oharach wrote: »
    It's cut and (over 100 years later) cover :D

    Cut and 180 years later cover. :D

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,576 ✭✭✭patneve2

    they should do something about the speed of the trains on the sandycove-Dun Laoghaire section, trains are so slow, slower than trains in nepal.