BLOG: What happens when you close off a street?

Pictured below is what happened, apparently very much so unplanned, when Grangegorman Upper in Dublin 7 was closed off for road works and the work did not start straight away. Children and toddlers played on the street outside their houses: It’s a reminder that streets don’t all have to be car parks and rat runs. Why isn’t […]

Further bus changes in Finglas, Glasnevin, Drumcondra

Dublin Bus is making further bus route changes in Finglas East, Glasnevin, and Drumcondra as part of its Network Direct service cutting project. Dublin Bus says routes 13 and 13a will be merged into the 13. Route 19a will be renamed the 19 and the current 19 will be merged with the 83. It says that the […]

Labour won’t promise railway station or hospital at “every crossroad”

Labour leader Eamon Gilmore said yesterday that his party will not be going around to every cross roads and promise a railway station or hospital. He was responding to a question from Newstalk presenter Ivan Yates on the proposed Metro North light railway between Dublin and Swords. Gilmore said: “This is a very different election. […]

Under €50m for Metro North as works advance

The Railway Procurement Agency says it expects to spend less than €50 million on enabling works, but said that further costs of enabling works are currently ‘confidential.’ Enabling works for Metro North — which started last April — are soon to move up a gear. The enabling works includes clearing sites, moving statues, and diverting […]

Disgruntled commuters high-jack station awards

A train station with friendly staff and pretty flowers is what you’d expect to win Irish Rail’s best station award, but internet users have other ideas. “It seems there is a bit of Wagner X-Factor style campaign going on here for Broombridge,” said Oliver1985, a boards.ie user referring to others saying they were voting for Broombridge Station […]

Consultation on Ballyfermot, Finglas bus changes

Public consultation for Ballyfermot bus route changes ends next Sunday, October 31. Meanwhile consultation on changes to Finglas West and South routes started last Thursday, October 21, and will run until Sunday November 14 2010. The changes are part of the Network Direct plan to reform and cut Dublin Bus routes. Central to the proposals for both Ballyfermot and Finglas is a merger of current […]

Dublin Bus cuts top route by 36%

Dublin Bus has slashed services on what was seen as one of its top routes. Route 4 has 36% fewer buses per week compared to the old 4 and 4a bus routes which were merged two weeks ago. Updated bus stop timetables were also only put in place after the cuts were implemented leaving passengers at stops with incorrect or […]

Council rolls out water tankers to affected areas

6PM UPDATE: Repairs are now complete on the burst Watermain at Marrowbone Lane. The city council said: “No further updates will issue unless the situation changes… Recharging the network with water has commenced and normal supply should be restored to all areas over the course of the evening. ” 3PM UPDATE: Repairs are almost complete on the damaged watermain,  Dublin City Council […]

Luas Broombridge is more than a link-up

A railway order – planning permission for a railway line – has been lodged by the Railway Procurement Agency for a Luas tram line from Stephen’s Green to the Northside of Dublin City. The planned line – named Luas Broombridge (Line BXD) – will extend the Green Line from Stephen’s Green to Broombridge, near South […]

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