riddlinrussell wrote: »
I cant say I'm surprised this is the outcome, I am disappointed that there isn't the ambition to do a Dutch style underpass for pedestrians and cyclists, but with the canal as well I can see how it would be an expensive job. Bridge isn't as good for reducing severance though.
Carawaystick wrote: »
There isn't the airdraught over the canal to have an underpass under the railway
I look forward to the protests in a few years calling for the bridge to be built.
I really hope that the closure of Coolmine will be overturned unless there is a bridge built there instead or in the near estate entrance. The alternative of using the big bridge or humpback bridge at Castleknock station will lead to huge traffic issues. The campaigns that were (and still are) about saving the badgers and the like are IMO ridiculous. Plenty of space for a bridge to be built that would solve traffic and train slow-down issues while utilising the unused banked grass areas coming into the estate.
I wonder if the aim to reduce train crossings will have any impact on service times of trains as there seems to be a bottleneck coming up to Drumcondra and then Conolly. I then wonder what the point is of limiting road throughput such as this case.
The whole point of the re-signalling of the line, along with electricification and level crossing elimination is to allow the maximum number of trains along the route.
Maynooth line trains will under the plan mainly continue to a new Docklands station at Spencer Dock which will avoid the bottleneck at Connolly that you refer to. But having said that the entire line is going to be resignalled and Connolly may see some remodelling which will improve the throughput of trains.
The crossings have to go as they are very much a limiting factor on the ability to deliver a high frequency rail service on the line.
As it happens I Saw a dead badger today by Castleknock college. Not seen a badger in years. Used to have them living in our garden in Shankill when I was growing up, which happened to have the Dart line running right through it.
and as for bridges. Are they building some at kellystown? I don’t believe they plan to but maybe I’m mistaken?
imo they should, it’s a green field site and won’t offend anyone.
daft if they don’t
Just looked at the plan.
a pedestrian and cyclist bridge!
no logic there at all really