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Unread 17-02-2016, 10:26   #21
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I see "An Garda Siochana" has been fixed, but still "system’s".

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There probably should be a more in-depth discussion of the PPT on a dedicated thread.

Has any consideration been given to new stations on the PPT route? It seems almost criminal that there isn't already a station at Phibsboro, an area with a lot of business and residential that's currently rather poorly served by public transport. The gap between Drumcondra and Broombridge stations is over 3km, and it seems bizarre that Phobsboro has so many rail lines running through it, but is so cut off from using them.

When the PPT opens, there would seem to be a lot of potential for a station around Black Horse Ave or Old Cabra Road. Again this is a large residential area, and while it's reasonably served by buses, a railway station would open up a lot of options for connecting trips on the Maynooth line, the DART, and even to Heuston services.

Apart from funding, is there anything preventing new stations from happening?
we've had a litany of PPT threads down the years, I'd prefer the discussion to be here so it's in the context of the election proposals and the review of the RUI Policy Document which has started in the past few weeks (in fact the Committee are reviewing the whole organisation but these things take a lot of time)

Oddly enough we have been in communication with someone about the possibility of Glasnevin Station being re-opened recently. My own view on things in general is that money is the only thing which matters - for example, you could CPO a big stretch of the Belfast line from Clontarf to Howth Junction and 4-track it if there was the money. There isn't.

You need political will. Therein lies a problem, one minister memorably told a friend and myself that he didn't give a toss about 20 years down the line, he had an election in 5.
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