Elessar wrote: »
I dunno tbh. The Irish love a sob story. I reckon once the threat of CPOs raise their heads again you'll see parish politics at its finest as TDs and other representatives get behind their constituents and decry the big bad metro for threatening to evict 'vulnerable' people from their homes, most of whom won't get anywhere close to them again for any sort of price (I'm talking the apartments here).
I think there will be enormous pressure to reroute metro to avoid this at all costs and the government will have to bend. This is Ireland remember, the only country in the world where the needs of the few outweigh the needs of the many.
I'll eat my hat if the above doesn't happen.
MyLove4Satan wrote: »
The Joe Duffy on speed dial types who don't really have any real feelings, or understanding about what they are so distraught about. They just do it as a national sport. I went to a public meeting once and this woman stands up and announces - like she is an expert - "an underground rail line is over-engineering for Dublin." There was a burst of applause from the crowd, and I stood up and replied that there were numerous cities around the world smaller and less populated than Dublin with sometimes multiple underground lines. She looked at me like I had just announced I was a sex offender or serial killer, and then sits down waving me off with 'if you are going to be rude I am not talking with you.' Followed by an evening of 'I agree with that woman who says Dublin is too small for Metros or Underground DARTS.' Not one of them had the slightest clue what they were on about. Yet so self-assured they were in the right and any counter-debate was some kind of aggression. They kept thinking that there is only London and New York and they are the right size for underground rail. Yet acted like they knew it all.
I remember coming out of the meeting deeply depressed as I knew these are the ones the politicians and media listen to.
marno21 wrote: »
The PIN says Contract Notice for Project Delivery Partner will be issued in Q1 2022. Is this the tender notice for the construction contract?
yascaoimhin wrote: »
Dublin Commuter Coalition have done a thread of all the interesting tidbits of information released in the Tenderhttps://twitter.com/DublinCommuters/status/1385685850642653185
MagaBot wrote: »
You mean... you did? 😂
Only three stations will have two entrances.
O'Connell Street and
Rulmeq wrote: »
That's a bit disappointing. I guess it saves money, but it reduces the options for people using it, and it probably also reduces the options if there's an emergency.
Pete_Cavan wrote: »
The section of the Swords station shows escalators one end and stairs the other, so maybe entrances doesn't count emergency exits or else the cut and cover section may be different.
It should be possible to scale the platform length from a section as heights are given, looks like 60m platforms in a 90/100m station box to me.
The station will now sit directly under the junction of the R108 and Northwood Avenue - the development entrance. This will allow passengers to access the station from either side of the R108 without having to cross a busy road. This is far more convenient, especially to those living opposite Northwood Avenue.
MJohnston wrote: »
I suppose it could be a different definition of entrance - eg. how many entrance concourses are there, where two surface entrances converge to the same entrance concourse?
I don’t know if I’d be confident in that definition though, you’d have to think the word entrance refers to the inside to outside access points.
Dats me wrote: »
I know you probably have a vested interest in this and your only objective is to stop your apartment in the city centre being knocked down. It's blatantly clear by looking at the map that the metro station should be right beside the rail station. Suggesting there should be a few hundred metres between the stations is frankly ridiculous.
I presume this CPO will make you all millionaires and if there's 78 apartments that's a lot of money for TII even before you think that it's actual people picking the route who I'm sure care deeply. They just think this is the best route. Tbh he suggestion that TII are engaging in conspiracy to knock down college gate makes you look a but unhinged.
Everyone on this forum just wants the city to have a transport system that is fit for purpose. There was a lot of sympathy about this issue when it first arose but suggesting that the Tara Street-Metro interchange should be terrible with a decent walk between the station to avoid annoying 100 people is so silly. The city council have said they're happy enough that the pool will.be replaces, suggesting five years without a swimming pool at that exact site is worth butchering the most important station on a piece of national infrastructure like the metro...
As a final aside to my rant, if they did build it on Hawkins House say, you'd have three(?) years of station building and then the years of building Hawkins House on top of that - right beside you, I'm sure you've thought about this but the money and an apartment somewhere else could better?
Kevtherev1 wrote: »
As regards collage gate and the leisure centre, it doesn't matter the number of people who use and live there.
The project requires the space for construction of station and tunnel, project cannot proceed without access to that construction space. Its compulsory removal of people who live there. Everybody will be compensated with above market value price for each apartment and a new leisure centre after construction. The choice is take the fair state offer the easy way or the hard way. End of discussion.
MJohnston wrote: »
Wasn’t the offer even more generous than that, in that they’re going to offer any renters in the block a year’s rent AND relocation services or something? That’s huge
Fugazifan wrote: »
I'm just wondering how the number of entrances are known given that the final route has yet to be decided apparently?
yascaoimhin wrote: »
New Images of Mater Metrolink stationhttps://twitter.com/CiaranLyng/status/1386365708708241410
ricimaki wrote: »
Its best to just paste the Tweet directly.
CatInABox wrote: »
What, exactly, was missing or lacking in Appendix M? I've read through it several times now, and I'm wondering what it doesn't answer for you? It's pretty in-depth, at least in my opinion.
yascaoimhin wrote: »
Who said we don't know the final route?