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09-01-2019, 18:21   #1
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New metro plans - Suspension Rail

I was in Germany a few weeks back and very impressed with their public transport network, I know they are talking about a partial underground for dublin, but why not build something like the H-bahn( suspended railway) instead.

https://youtu.be/HQH4TS01Jt4

It seems it would be ideal given our limited space and reluctance to dig a full underground system like that of other European cities.
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09-01-2019, 18:34   #2
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Cost, practicality and that it'd never get past ABP.

Elevated systems worked when the road space competition was horses but doesn't when it's larger motorised vehicles as the support pillars get in the way
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09-01-2019, 18:43   #3
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It’s ugly as hell, nobody wants to see that going down the road outside their house.
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09-01-2019, 19:30   #4
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It's noisy as well as ugly.

It would actually need lots of CPO and demolition too. Dublin doesnt have straight, wide boulevards.

The planners would never let it happen.

There is only one thing worth talking about: Metrolink.
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And its plain scary to ride on as it rocks from side to side to a quite alarming level
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10-01-2019, 10:33   #6
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It's just a curiosity really. Only Wuppertal has such a (limited) system. It would be much more expensive than tunneling.
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An Taisce have a massive hissy fit any time someone even dares to suggest that they want to build a tall building within eyesight of any section of the "Georgian Core" of Dublin, suggesting this thing would have them marching through the streets, throwing their monocles and pocket watches in the air.
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10-01-2019, 13:37   #8
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An Taisce have a massive hissy fit any time someone even dares to suggest that they want to build a tall building within eyesight of any section of the "Georgian Core" of Dublin, suggesting this thing would have them marching through the streets, throwing their monocles and pocket watches in the air.
Not just An Taisce - there are plenty more of us who care about the city that would be on the barricades! Anyway, just more nonsense which isn't going to happen.
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ABP & An Taisce! They let houses be built during the boom years in the middle of nowhere, where nobody lives, but stop infrastructure & high rise in the cities where people actually live and need public transport.

Bike riding anoraks without any ambition except to protect the status quo and their D4 southside selfishness.
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ABP & An Taisce! They let houses be built during the boom years in the middle of nowhere, where nobody lives, but stop infrastructure & high rise in the cities where people actually live and need public transport.

Bike riding anoraks without any ambition except to protect the status quo and their D4 southside selfishness.
Generalisation - much.
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Nobody would want this, it’s hideous. Taisce would be very far down the list of anyone objecting to it.
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Build it quick, before Shelbyville get there first.
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10-01-2019, 17:50   #13
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@Del_Monte, defo a bit of a generalisation alright :-) But it seems to me that the political system is biased towards inertia and subcontracts sensitive issues like infrastructure and houses to quangos, who whether by design or through capture by vested interests protect the status quo. How are young people ever going to get a break to buy property if it's restricted to a snail's pace via legal means?
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ABP & An Taisce! They let houses be built during the boom years in the middle of nowhere, where nobody lives, but stop infrastructure & high rise in the cities where people actually live and need public transport.

Bike riding anoraks without any ambition except to protect the status quo and their D4 southside selfishness.
You really think they're in favour of cyclists?!
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And its plain scary to ride on as it rocks from side to side to a quite alarming level

It's a hundred years old give it a break like
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