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Battlefield Dublin : the depredations of the Luas joinup

cyberianpan

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The spinmeisters said promising to joinup the Red and Green lines would be popular

Dublin's streets now resemble a battlezone that ISIS would be proud if they'd achieved it

Hundreds, perhaps thousands of men with shovels are taking a pay cheque for an extended tea break... No sense or urgency at the bombsites... and the disruption is worsening

Did ISIS give the Sir Humphreycrats a brown envelope to do this?

Where were the media on this?

Did the civil servants even make a modicum of effort at modelling the externality of the disruption and/or suggest mitigants?

Cyp
 


Catalpast

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Take a look down Molesworth St next time you are in town

- it looks like the Provos had paid it a visit!:shock:
 

tsarbomb

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Why the flip aren't prisoners doing a lot of this work. They could be made to work in shifts so the building could happen 24/7. It really should be done now.
 

gleeful

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Imagine! Digging up the streets to lay tracks! Next theyll be digging holes in the ground and building hospitals.

Outrageous.
 

drummed

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Why the flip aren't prisoners doing a lot of this work. They could be made to work in shifts so the building could happen 24/7. It really should be done now.
Yep, the jailed water protestors and the not paying a TV license single mothers should be put to some use. Always saying the same thing myself.

Joke of a country.
 

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People are making a few bob out of this, it not easy work, when the job is done its done.
 

sethjem7

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Cyp - The north side of the city has resembled a battlezone for decades, thanks to DCC. Why do you think the media would bother paying attention now?
 

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Yep, the jailed water protestors and the not paying a TV license single mothers should be put to some use. Always saying the same thing myself.

Joke of a country.
Can't say I disagree with that.
 

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Anything that make it easier for creamers on the red line to get to within 10 mins of my gaff is not to be welcomed.

The burglary rates are bad enough with the 145 bus.
 

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Anything that make it easier for creamers on the red line to get to within 10 mins of my gaff is not to be welcomed.

The burglary rates are bad enough with the 145 bus.
Skangers (Dublin people) have to get around somehow. Go easy. Its this or horses. And we know they aren't good with horses.
 

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It's like 'Nam on the streets of Dublin... the men with shovels have savaged it... yet rarely appear to work on it!


Cyp
 

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The spinmeisters said promising to joinup the Red and Green lines would be popular

Dublin's streets now resemble a battlezone that ISIS would be proud if they'd achieved it

Hundreds, perhaps thousands of men with shovels are taking a pay cheque for an extended tea break... No sense or urgency at the bombsites... and the disruption is worsening

Did ISIS give the Sir Humphreycrats a brown envelope to do this?

Where were the media on this?

Did the civil servants even make a modicum of effort at modelling the externality of the disruption and/or suggest mitigants?

Cyp
That it is being done now should be the real issue. Auntie Mary's handiwork. The Lenihans have definitely left a mark on this blighted state.
 

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All luas works are on schedule despite archaeological discoveries at College Green. That is the schedule created when the scheme finally got the go ahead in 2013. We'll see trams servicing the route in January 2018, provided there are no strikes.

A year from now the disruption will be greatly mitigated by several factors:

1)College Green will be pedestrianised
2)Bachelor's walk and Burgh Quay will be bus and cyclists only
3) coaches will be banned from parking up on Nassau st.

net result is little or no cars trying to cross the city centre.
 

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their training video has been released

[video=youtube;0kC2XCiSdEE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kC2XCiSdEE[/video]
 

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Why aren't trolleybuses used in Dublin? When I was in Shanghai years they were used and seemed very good , no digging up streets just wires overhead , they seemed very efficient and neat .

The spinmeisters said promising to joinup the Red and Green lines would be popular

Dublin's streets now resemble a battlezone that ISIS would be proud if they'd achieved it

Hundreds, perhaps thousands of men with shovels are taking a pay cheque for an extended tea break... No sense or urgency at the bombsites... and the disruption is worsening

Did ISIS give the Sir Humphreycrats a brown envelope to do this?

Where were the media on this?

Did the civil servants even make a modicum of effort at modelling the externality of the disruption and/or suggest mitigants?

Cyp
 

daveL

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The spinmeisters said promising to joinup the Red and Green lines would be popular

Dublin's streets now resemble a battlezone that ISIS would be proud if they'd achieved it

Hundreds, perhaps thousands of men with shovels are taking a pay cheque for an extended tea break... No sense or urgency at the bombsites... and the disruption is worsening

Did ISIS give the Sir Humphreycrats a brown envelope to do this?

Where were the media on this?

Did the civil servants even make a modicum of effort at modelling the externality of the disruption and/or suggest mitigants?

Cyp
Were you expecting the magic engineering project fairies to lay the tracks over night?
 

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People are making a few bob out of this, it not easy work, when the job is done its done.
and what value will it be - seeing as ownership and operation of the LUAS tracks seems to be controlled and determined by a few Trot Trade Unionists - despite the rest of us paying for it.
 

cyberianpan

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Were you expecting the magic engineering project fairies to lay the tracks over night?
There are two issues
1) There does not seem to have been any economic modelling of the externality of disruption
2) Associated with above, mitigants, such as 24/7 work...do not appear to have been deployed

cYp
 


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