Originally Posted by Sam Russell
You must have a different understanding of 'connect'.
Lines that cross does not make a connection, but you can walk from one stop to the other - even if it is raining. They should have made it possible to go from SSG to Heuston, or SSG to The Point.
This has been done to death before, yet you keep bringing it up again.
I explained it to you three months ago.
There was insufficient roadspace at the junction of Abbey Street and Marlborough Street to fit the track geometry for a connection from Abbey Street coming from the west to the southbound track without demolishing listed buildings.
It wasn't possible. Full stop. The documentation at the time of LUAS BXD went into some detail about it and how it would not be possible.
Having two separate lines delivers a relatively consistent product on both, and keeps the service simple.
Interchanges are the norm the world over in public transport, and you cannot expect direct services to everywhere. Let's be honest, it is a relatively simple connection to make.
Incidentally, even if it is raining, you can take the 145 bus from SSG to Heuston directly.
Can we please move on from this now?