Originally Posted by Mark Gleeson
Vandalism is the main cause. Howth Junction was a huge problem
Each lift now has a camera watching each door, if the request button is pressed the lift will not respond until a CCTV operator approves. Lift breakdowns reduced to a fraction of previous levels.
Much of the equipment is now 15 years old, some 20 years old. Parts are a challenge, most of the lifts are exposed to the elements also
Ramps don't breakdown, do not require maintenance and do not attract anti social behavior
interesting they have the CCTV operating approving access. Wonder if Luas operate such a system?
It's still short sited if they were to scrap lifts for ramps. Lift replacement appears is needed gradually instead of wasting time going after spare parts at stations with heavy usage.