spacetweek wrote: »
I think Busconnects will improve the N11 corridor to the point where it is nearly as good as rail. As it's unusual in Dublin to have such a long dual carriageway, this is a possibility here.
Personally I think a bigger "rail gap" is the one between Dun L and Sandyford (and on to Tallaght), but that's further down the line. The proposed changes that should happen by the end of the decade will create these high-quality rail corridors:
DART to northeast (done)
Luas to Finglas
Malahide Road Bus connects
DART to Blanch
DART to Adamstown
Luas to Tallaght (done)
Luas to Cherrywood (done)
Stillorgan Road Bus connects
DART to Bray (done)
After that lot, we can start on connections between them - Metro West and the DL-Sandyford-Tallaght line.
Del2005 wrote: »
For any of these you'll have regional politicians saying that they need a Luas or heavy rail line between 2 tiny villages. They can't have the city that subsidies the rest of the country with proper transport infrastructure unless they have a white elephant in their part of their county.
Carawaystick wrote: »
Can you show your evidence that people close to the r138 with a frequent bus service travel away to get a rail service?
What space would you use for the tramline along the r138/n11? how would it impact bus services using that road not served by the new tram?
MJohnston wrote: »
The 46A is an excellent service that a tram would be hard pressed to beat for time IF (and it's a big if) the city centre wasn't so infested with cars. From the canal to Kill Avenue, the 46A essentially has a clear and fast quality bus corridor. It's the bit of it inside of the canals that causes frustration.
cgcsb wrote: »
My preference would be Tallaght-Terenure-Harold's X-St Patrick's-Temple Bar-O'connell St-Drumconra-Griffith Ave. and Beaumont. Coupled with existing proposals that'd cut out most significant gaps in rail coverage of the city.
strassenwo!f wrote: »
Thus, metro phase 1, scrapping the pointless St. Stephen's Green to Charlemont bit of the current metrolink proposal, and building instead to Rathmines (2027/8). Metro phase 2, building to, perhaps, Rathfarnham (2032/3). Metro phase 3, building to Firhouse (2037). And metro phase 4 - if nothing has happened about a link to the Hazelhatch line - broadly northward to Tallaght (2040 or so).