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Unread 18-04-2016, 22:10   #11
Colm Moore
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Originally Posted by James Shields View Post
That makes perfect sense, but low floors aren't necessarily required for level access.
In the context of certain stops low floor is necessary
* Abbey Street, with adjacent doorways.
* Busáras, Heuston - limited space for ramps.

It's a real pity that when IÉ underwent their platform rebuilding exercise a few years back, they didn't make some attempt to provide level access for at least DART and Commuter trains.
Their stated issue is the train suspension systems, where train loading, braking, etc. means that they would never line up anyway. However, if buses can have adjustable suspensions, I can't see why trains can't. Yes, I know it would cost, but most of the fleet is less than 10 years old.
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