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Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 17-02-2007, 16:07
Replies: 29
Views: 5,883
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
IE management may not be aware of the PPT - but...

IE management may not be aware of the PPT - but developers are aware of the value of Liffey Junction and Islandbridge (old keg loading area and carpark) landbanks and all the other smaller brownfield...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 17-02-2007, 00:31
Replies: 29
Views: 5,883
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
The Phoenix is to rise from the ashes...

The Phoenix is to rise from the ashes...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 22-01-2007, 18:37
Replies: 29
Views: 5,883
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
No worries, I might have given that impression...

No worries, I might have given that impression myself having been a long time high-priest of the Phoenix Park Tunnel route - but at the same time I am not a fanatic. I would sacrifice the PPT in a...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 22-01-2007, 14:21
Replies: 29
Views: 5,883
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
How does this affect the Interconnector - it has...

How does this affect the Interconnector - it has nothing to do with it. Any funding will be most likely shifted from the HSE into the project. The GAA have long said they wanted a station on the site...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 22-01-2007, 14:10
Replies: 29
Views: 5,883
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
I either agreed with some, or passed others as I...

I either agreed with some, or passed others as I did not see them as a major concern which can't be dealth with.



hmm, not sure about that. Have to think about it more...we talking Dorset Street...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 22-01-2007, 13:58
Replies: 42
Views: 14,078
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
Fair cop, but I wasn't the only one. But point...

Fair cop, but I wasn't the only one. But point taken nevertheless.



Not so much feel good, as surprised to see the truth come out in such a blantant and spectacular manner. Pity IRN did not have...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 22-01-2007, 12:30
Replies: 42
Views: 14,078
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
I know it's monday morning but there are some...

I know it's monday morning but there are some crabby vibes going on here lately. I never slagged IRN in that post - just Genus Locosexualsist and their inability to see the woods from the trees with...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 22-01-2007, 11:47
Replies: 29
Views: 5,883
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
[QUOTE] But they do not go anywhere near the...

[QUOTE]

But they do not go anywhere near the rest of the country like the PPT tunnel has the potential to do. Hence Dr Lynch playing a blinder by using the Mater issue to drum up extra investment...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 22-01-2007, 00:29
Replies: 29
Views: 5,883
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
So it the Dockland in terms of serving the Luas...

So it the Dockland in terms of serving the Luas Point line and it still got built.

Glasnevin Jct would be better for the Mater but they seem to have this Croker thing tied in as well and it looks...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 21-01-2007, 18:19
Replies: 42
Views: 14,078
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
Oh they have. Very much so.

Oh they have. Very much so.
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 21-01-2007, 18:17
Replies: 42
Views: 14,078
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
The latest obstructions are new fences which...

The latest obstructions are new fences which farmers are putting across some parts of the line for the first time in 20 years because the recent clean-up has made this more easy to do. "Ironic" does...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 21-01-2007, 14:40
Replies: 29
Views: 5,883
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
The idea is being backed at the highest levels in...

The idea is being backed at the highest levels in the Government apparently - Mary Hearny is behind the plan.

I am still trying to find out about the PPT tunnel part - sounds too incredible to be...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 21-01-2007, 14:32
Replies: 29
Views: 5,883
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
The new station at Dorset Street is already in...

The new station at Dorset Street is already in the bag from what I have been told. Formal announcement will be made when Docklands station opens in March.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 18-01-2007, 18:16
Replies: 190
Views: 34,174
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
They do things correctly in Holland. They do not...

They do things correctly in Holland. They do not have the "East Glasnevin" brigade either which helps a lot too.

I reckon this 11th hour rush to NIMBYise MetroNorth we are looking at another 5 years...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 17-01-2007, 00:01
Replies: 42
Views: 14,078
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
The WRC beyond Tuam has been binned.

The WRC beyond Tuam has been binned.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 16-01-2007, 14:15
Replies: 190
Views: 34,174
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
Yeah, I know, I know... 81st CBSI troop Sillogue...

Yeah, I know, I know... 81st CBSI troop Sillogue Road. Been there, done that got the merit badge for starting a fire by burning sofas. I think I was even a member of the Communist Youth Group in one...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 16-01-2007, 13:05
Replies: 190
Views: 34,174
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
That last line actually made me shudder because...

That last line actually made me shudder because it the kind of comment we heard out of North Mayo for the last couple of years by people who simply refused to listen to any facts, reason or unbaised...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 16-01-2007, 12:48
Replies: 190
Views: 34,174
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
Just to play Devil's Advocate here, but being...

Just to play Devil's Advocate here, but being from Ballymun myself and talkling to my relations who still live there, it would seem there is woeful ignorance about what an elevated rail metro will...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 15-01-2007, 15:33
Replies: 24
Views: 3,943
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
There was a letter to the Sunday Business Post a...

There was a letter to the Sunday Business Post a few weeks back from Prague this time claiming that the Metro should not be built becuase Al Queda was more likely to attack something called "Metro"...
Forum: Nenagh Line 12-01-2007, 11:32
Replies: 19
Views: 11,601
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
So that press release by IRN last year claiming...

So that press release by IRN last year claiming they scored a commuter service on the line for 2007 was just Walter Mitty-ism.

But sure God love them, they do their best the poor dears....
Forum: Nenagh Line 12-01-2007, 08:44
Replies: 19
Views: 11,601
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
Nenagh Commuter Service - 2007 Timetable

I have always thought that the Limerick to Nenagh line has great potential as a commuter route if the proper service was placed on it. For some reason my PDF reader is not working and I cannot see if...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 11-01-2007, 01:36
Replies: 2
Views: 1,786
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
Cigar smoker delays rush-hour train

Just to prove that smoking on public transport is not just a Dublin Bus thing. Bravo to the IE train crew as well.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 10-01-2007, 14:08
Replies: 24
Views: 3,490
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
That it in a nutshell - purchasing a train ticket...

That it in a nutshell - purchasing a train ticket is still 'Pot Luck' in terms of what service you get for you money and it matters not how many shiny new pieces of kit they get, this is still the...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 09-01-2007, 13:45
Replies: 24
Views: 3,490
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
Getting credit in the media is not as important...

Getting credit in the media is not as important as making a difference.
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 07-01-2007, 17:08
Replies: 2
Views: 1,932
Posted By Nigel Fitzgricer
Docklands Bus Station

There was a story in today Irish Sunday Mail that CIE is about to announce plans for a major new bus station for Bus Eireann Commuter Services in the Dublin Docklands which will handle 800 buses a...
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