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19-05-2019, 22:25   #46
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As per Cieran Perry's newsletter "contract to be awarded in June this year and construction is scheduled for completion in Dec 2020."
Oh, wow - that's great news. Thanks for that!
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22-07-2019, 14:14   #47
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What's the current status?

So it's July. Did the contract get awarded? We still ontrack for a 2020 completion?
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Here's the latest from the Dail:

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As the Deputy is aware, as Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area, including the DART Expansion Programme which includes consideration of the specific projects referred to by the Deputy.

Noting the NTA's responsibilities in the matter raised, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a more detailed reply. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.
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22-07-2019, 21:11   #49
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https://twitter.com/RCPCA1/status/1153392816241991685 Some advance works going ahead imminently
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Apologies for going off topic, but has there been any progress on getting level crossings on the Maynooth line closed that will make up for the extra time of trains stopping at the new station?
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Apologies for going off topic, but has there been any progress on getting level crossings on the Maynooth line closed that will make up for the extra time of trains stopping at the new station?
No progress on crossing closures and they aren't guaranteed to provide speed improvements anyway.

Electrification will provide speed improvements due to improved acceleration and later braking; although maybe not as much if they're hauling batteries.
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No progress on crossing closures and they aren't guaranteed to provide speed improvements anyway.

Electrification will provide speed improvements due to improved acceleration and later braking; although maybe not as much if they're hauling batteries.
You would imagine automating the barrier opening and closing at Ashtown would be a good first step. Then building the bridge at Ashtown over the current crossing. Think that's been in the plans for a while.
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Automation is extremely expensive and won't be done to a gate that is going to be removed entirely.

All crossings are meant to be removed with electrification. If there are signalling changes it may improve speeds but not hugely - the electrification is the primary future speed boost itself.
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You would imagine automating the barrier opening and closing at Ashtown would be a good first step. Then building the bridge at Ashtown over the current crossing. Think that's been in the plans for a while.
That will really only serve to alleviate local road traffic, same as Clonsilla and Coolmine, due to the stations being adjacent to the crossing. No trains (bar non stop ones) should be appreciably slowed down any more than they'd already need to be going by these crossings.

In fact the irony of this station is that it erodes any potential line speed improvement by the last crossing closure, by putting a station almost exactly where that crossing was!

As already mentioned, electrification is more important than just the crossing closures to achieve improvements.
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More info from that twitter account:

https://twitter.com/RCPCA1/status/1153660943823507459


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✔Tenders being evaluated
✔Intended construction works will start in Autumn
✔Will take 18 months to complete
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That will really only serve to alleviate local road traffic, same as Clonsilla and Coolmine, due to the stations being adjacent to the crossing. No trains (bar non stop ones) should be appreciably slowed down any more than they'd already need to be going by these crossings.

In fact the irony of this station is that it erodes any potential line speed improvement by the last crossing closure, by putting a station almost exactly where that crossing was!

As already mentioned, electrification is more important than just the crossing closures to achieve improvements.
Bring on electrification!
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An update, of sorts. Planning permission extension requested.

https://twitter.com/RCPCA1/status/1173553179021205504
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An update, of sorts. Planning permission extension requested.

https://twitter.com/RCPCA1/status/1173553179021205504
An extension till when? Does it impact the goal ove being complete in 18 months?
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Having a quick look at the tender competition on eTendees it doesn't look like a contract has been awarded. I'd say the initial timelines are looking optimistic at this stage
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The construction of this station was specifically mentioned in the budget, with completion due in 2021. Apparently, construction is meant to start this year, not much time left.

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