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Jamie2k9 08-11-2017 16:00

Official Opening of Green Line Extension
 
Luas have confirmed the official date is now Saturday 9th December (15th previously stated).

Traincustomer 08-11-2017 18:27

That's good news. Is free travel planned for the initial days?

I recall travelling St. Stephen's Green / Harcourt Street to Dundrum and Milltown on the opening day/s of the Green Line. (Is that as long ago as 2004?!)

Jamie2k9 08-11-2017 19:53

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Originally Posted by Traincustomer (Post 78975)
That's good news. Is free travel planned for the initial days?

I recall travelling St. Stephen's Green / Harcourt Street to Dundrum and Milltown on the opening day/s of the Green Line. (Is that as long ago as 2004?!)

Yes June 2004 for the Green Line!

Would expect a free day on the 9th, haven't they had it for all extensions opened so far?

James Shields 08-12-2017 17:48

Pretty sure there has been a free travel day for every opening so far, but no mention of it on the Luas website.

Mark Gleeson 09-12-2017 17:04

Full fares apply and tickets are being checked

Jamie2k9 09-12-2017 17:33

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Originally Posted by Mark Gleeson (Post 79053)
Full fares apply and tickets are being checked

They have to fund the big pay rises somehow :p

Its great to see it finally open.

Goods 10-12-2017 13:02

Broombridge
 
Its a pity that work on Broombridge station did not run in parallel with the Luas works and facilitate easy cross over from one system to the other. Did Irish Rail not realise what was coming in the past 5yrs?

ACustomer 10-12-2017 13:11

One story I heard (maybe not true, but totally believable) was that work on the connecting footbridge was delayed because of a dispute between Irish Rail and Transport Infrastructure Ireland about who should pay what share of the cost.

Pathetic, but totally credible.

Jamie2k9 10-12-2017 14:10

Irish Rail have nothing to do with construction (not that they would of managed it on time either!), its the NTA or TII who are in charge of it and they had 4 years.

Quote:

One story I heard (maybe not true, but totally believable) was that work on the connecting footbridge was delayed because of a dispute between Irish Rail and Transport Infrastructure Ireland about who should pay what share of the cost.

Pathetic, but totally credible.
Not sure about the dispute but I agree IE shouldn't have to fund the project. After all it's part of Luas project. For example it was Luas/TII/NTA who fund access to Connolly station and maintain it today.

Mark Gleeson 11-12-2017 08:25

There has been a long standing turf war over the Broadstone - Broombridge section, Irish Rail & CIE did there best to invent a fictitious need to use Broadstone as a rail terminus again

The footbridge design is a standard Irish Rail footbridge with lift modular design not the design shown in the planning documents for Luas cross city which suggests the project is under Irish Rail control.

Jamie2k9 11-12-2017 10:36

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Originally Posted by Mark Gleeson (Post 79064)
There has been a long standing turf war over the Broadstone - Broombridge section, Irish Rail & CIE did there best to invent a fictitious need to use Broadstone as a rail terminus again

The footbridge design is a standard Irish Rail footbridge with lift modular design not the design shown in the planning documents for Luas cross city which suggests the project is under Irish Rail control.

Maybe so but I don't think IE are paying anything so the money row could well be the reason for the delay.

Mark Gleeson 11-12-2017 12:08

Should be fully funded by the NTA

Colm Moore 20-12-2017 05:22

Aside from the obvious timetable and reliability issues, if anyone has any issues with the new section, can they let me know?

Traincustomer 23-12-2017 18:44

Shelters
 
I notice that there is a total absence of shelters at some locations e.g. Trinity. Is this because such structures are not allowed at these locations for planning/aesthetic reasons?

I have always held the reasonable view that all tram stops and rail stations should have shelter.

Colm Moore 23-12-2017 22:15

The bus stops that used to be there had brown / bronze effect shelters, so I can't see any particular objections.


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