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14-03-2019, 18:45   #31
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Back when it was initially finished. They admitted (well their engineers) that digging out the embankment rather then building a bridge at Beachwood was a mistake.
This was objected to by local residents. Of course we see time and time again that we allow the minor issues of a few affect major infrastructure projects all over the Country. We will always have third rate infrastructure until this changes.
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14-03-2019, 18:46   #32
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That would be seriously annoying for all people living close enough to the Luas to hear it .
Not high pitched but like a cat bell....

Just enough for the rodents.... I mean people... To hear
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14-03-2019, 18:55   #33
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Not high pitched but like a cat bell....

Just enough for the rodents.... I mean people... To hear
Any bell loud enough to shift the eejits with headphones etc on would wake the kids in nearby homes !
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Should have built more of it
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What's the problem with the Luas signalling systems? I'm not aware of one incident involving the Luas where the tram itself broke a signal
Well, apart from the crash with the bus on O'Connell St but the driver was acquitted on direction of the judge due to a degree of conflict in evidence
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14-03-2019, 19:03   #36
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Is there any breakdown of where the unfortunate pedestrians were from? I'm just wondering if it was tourists or non-locals who weren't familiar with the system who got killed.
Unfortunate blind pedestrians you mean?

Ones who might not see the tracks or the tram?
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Too many stops is my gripe. And if they could add a short spur so it passes nearer to my house, that’d be great.
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14-03-2019, 19:23   #38
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Well, apart from the crash with the bus on O'Connell St but the driver was acquitted on direction of the judge due to a degree of conflict in evidence
Eh the Luas ran a signal.

The bus had a green light.
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Eh the Luas ran a signal.

The bus had a green light.
Eh, I'm not sure you read the post I quoted.

It said "I'm not aware of one incident involving the Luas where the tram itself broke a signal".

And I said "apart from the one where it crashed into the bus".
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It could do with a bell sounding all the time.
If you're on the luas in town the driver usually keeps sounding the bell all the time, because of rampant jaywalking. Often they don't even look right or left it's quite a sight.

People are so used to jaywalking and the cars accommodating them that they forget the luas cannot brake on the spot.
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I saw a tram painted yellow the other day as part of an advertising campaign. It was very visible but actually looked tidy and quite sharp. In Berlin all of the public transport vehicles are painted a similar colour and they look perfectly elegant. It could be a good idea for Dublin.
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I saw a tram painted yellow the other day as part of an advertising campaign. It was very visible but actually looked tidy and quite sharp. In Berlin all of the public transport vehicles are painted a similar colour and they look perfectly elegant. It could be a good idea for Dublin.
Paint them the colour of the line
I don't know why the line out to cabra wasn't called the yellow line etc
It's a completely different part of the city
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The green line was designed to be upgraded to a metro system, with wider reinforced tracks, but then NIMBYism happened.
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Paint them the colour of the line
I don't know why the line out to cabra wasn't called the yellow line etc
It's a completely different part of the city
You know that would mean having to repaint every tram every time it crosses the city from green to your yellow
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There is nothing as easy to avoid getting run over by as a large vehicle which weighs scores of tons, and does not approach from unexpected directions on unexpected paths. If you can't see the rail lines under your feet, you're probably not going to notice a yellow vehicle 60 feet away and closing.
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