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10-01-2019, 19:12   #16
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It's noisy ......
Modern ones are quiet -see video below

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It would actually need lots of CPO and demolition too
Modern supports aren't much bigger than a phonebox at the base - see video below


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Dublin doesnt have straight, wide boulevards.
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The track can bend - see video below





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10-01-2019, 19:21   #17
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Not only that, you could run it up the side of the street and integrate a rain canopy
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A monorail like in Wuppertal is cool, but an expensive thing to construct and the tracks are fairly intrusive even if they can be installed over streets.

Whats much cheaper is a cable car. Munich city is probably going to install one as a pilot scheme in the coming few years.
The positives are that it requires relatively little work on the ground so is much cheaper than a tram, its independent of road traffic, its driverless and if the route isnt a success, the supports and equipment can be uninstalled and used somewhere else (which is not the case with a standard rail or monorail)
The main negative is that the stretches between intermediate stations need to be straight so in city centres it might be unsuitable, and theres issues about privacy seeing as its a cabin in mid air foating by peoples bedrooms!

Still, as an alternative to Metro west, a cable car from Blanch across the liffey to the south side might be a cheap way of bridging the liffey without needing to build an expensive bridge.

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It seems it would be ideal given our limited space and reluctance to dig a full underground system like that of other European cities.
Well, the Schwebebahn was built over 100 years ago, and never really expended, which should tell a lot. It's high maintaince, difficult to expand.

But it is cool to ride.
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11-01-2019, 10:34   #20
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They're quite cool looking, never been on one. But there are many good reasons why the German Empire, the Wiemar Republic, West Germany, East Germany and the current federal republic of Germany have seen fit to not expand the system or replicate it in other cities.
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