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 Post subject: Re: Why is the State not performing massive Capital investme
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 12:45 am 
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Taoiseach wants alternative option for Metro North

https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0501/95958 ... -varadkar/

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called for an alternative option to be found for the Metro North project to avoid it running under the grounds of a GAA club on the north side of the city.

It has been proposed that the service would run directly under Na Fianna's grounds in Glasnevin, which is in the constituency of Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe.

The club will be required to relocate for at least six years if the proposed route gets the goes ahead.


I can't imagine it taking more then 12 months to build a cut and cover tunnel on there. They would'nt even have to demolish buildings.

Why is Leo asking them to move the line while not speaking to the engineers themselves on mitigation?

Why don't the planners defend themselves from this interference?


The engineers will get paid a massive variation to change the scope of works, they'll be happy to stay tight lipped.

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 Post subject: Re: Why is the State not performing massive Capital investme
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 11:21 am 
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TheJackal wrote:
Taoiseach wants alternative option for Metro North

https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0501/95958 ... -varadkar/

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called for an alternative option to be found for the Metro North project to avoid it running under the grounds of a GAA club on the north side of the city.

It has been proposed that the service would run directly under Na Fianna's grounds in Glasnevin, which is in the constituency of Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe.

The club will be required to relocate for at least six years if the proposed route gets the goes ahead.

I'd be questioning why we should put a public transport route through such a low density area at all - we should be routing it through areas of high density housing. If they are not high density than they should be made so - perhaps the best solution is to relocate Na Fiannas fields to a more suitable location and put up apartment blocks on the current grounds. The Metro link should be a four track system with a Rapid Link minimal stop service to the Airport in the central tracks and commuter service on the outer ones - otherwise we will end up with the same mess that we have with the Dart and Arrow services mixed in with the InterCity services. Or the mess that we made of the M50 - having to widen it later. This country does not do planned infrastructure - it does piecemeal disconnected projects which leave the country in the mess that it is currently in. It's fair enough to have a vision of a Dublin with 1.4m people in it but if you don't plan the infrastructure to realise that vision you will end up with the situation that we currently have. The pressure points at the moment are housing and transport - but there is nothing there for Schools, Hospitals (we need at least one more) and Retirement accomodation - no one will even consider them until there is a first class crisis. The Government was warned about housing in 2010 and they have still done nothing about it.


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 Post subject: Re: Why is the State not performing massive Capital investme
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:02 pm 
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The engineers will get paid a massive variation to change the scope of works, they'll be happy to stay tight lipped.

Not really engineers, but the senior management and owners in ARUP or whatever is the name of the company which designs most of it ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Why is the State not performing massive Capital investme
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:29 pm 
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This is a country that thinks its good to spend 800 million a year on ODA while running a budget deficit for nearly a decade.

You don't need infrastruture when you are driven around in the bus lanes by your driver.


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