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    In today's Sunday Times Sarah McInerney reports that Dan Boyle has said that Metro North may have to wait.

    The suggestion this may happen is because of Green Party concerned over public services being cut "excessively" over the next four years.

    Dan Boyle told the ST that the Dart Interconnector should take priority over Metro North as it's a smaller project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cochrane View Post
    In today's Sunday Times Sarah McInerney reports that Dan Boyle has said that Metro North may have to wait.

    The suggestion this may happen is because of Green Party concerned over public services being cut "excessively" over the next four years.

    Dan Boyle told the ST that the Dart Interconnector should take priority over Metro North as it's a smaller project.
    Hmm I doubt anyone takes Tweety Birds opinions on these things seriously anymore, he's an FF mudguard along with the rest of the Greens.
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    The last line is very true but we require a transport system not a bunch of different lines. If Metro North is put back because of lies from the media then it is a victory for the cavemen and will compromise the national economy even further.
    We need to radically change every system that has enabled the wholesale destruction of the Irish landscape, rural and urban. There is no time for incremental step by step measures. The systems have failed utterly and the only hope for a real recovery requires the rule book to be torn up completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cochrane View Post
    In today's Sunday Times Sarah McInerney reports that Dan Boyle has said that Metro North may have to wait.

    The suggestion this may happen is because of Green Party concerned over public services being cut "excessively" over the next four years.

    Dan Boyle told the ST that the Dart Interconnector should take priority over Metro North as it's a smaller project.
    LMAO!

    from 7 days ago ....

    Gilmore's desire to delay Metro North is concerning / Latest news / News / Home - Green Party / Comhaontas Glas

    Green Party TD for Dublin North Trevor Sargent expressed strong concerns about Labour Party Leader Eamon Gilmore's admission that the Metro North project would be “shoved back” if Labour get into Government. Gilmore made the comments on the Marian Finucane radio show on Saturday.

    Deputy Sargent said, “It is incredible that Eamon Gilmore talks about the importance of job creation but is willing to shelve one of the largest infrastructural projects to come to North County Dublin. Metro North is not a vanity project for anybody; it is a project that will enhance economic recovery for the Greater Dublin Region; support job creation for the north of the city and county; and whisk hundreds of thousands of people around Dublin in an efficiently and sustainably.

    "Eamon Gilmore’s statement demonstrates a complete lack of understanding about how economic recovery will be achieved.”

    Sargent added: “It is now clear why Labour has been reluctant to talk about their policies on the economy – their policies are fundamentally flawed.

    "To state that Metro North is not a priority for any government displays a major lack of understanding about the economic importance of North Dublin as part of the North/South Economic Corridor and how it will contribute to the economic recovery of the country. It is abundantly clear that Labour will cause more damage to the economy by making short-termist decisions that will be counterproductive to job creation.”.

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    Legends!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by antiestablishmentarian View Post
    Hmm I doubt anyone takes Tweety Birds opinions on these things seriously anymore, he's an FF mudguard along with the rest of the Greens.
    Dan Boyle isn't a mudguard but a FF arsewipe....

    I have a serious problem with this guy who wasn't elected by anyone making these pronouncements as if it's fact...

    whtever the pros and cons of the metro north..some sort of LUAS north should be done linking up with the rest of the network....no tunnels or digging up beautiful public parks...

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    Bad move. Labour were on the back foot over this and now Boyle has given them faux-credibility. With friends like these....

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    Like Gilmore, Boyle quite clearly doesn't know what he is talking about. He told ST that Metro should be put off in favour of "smaller projects like the Dart interconnector".

    Dart Underground is a bigger, more complex, more expensive project than Metro North. In total, it will cost in excess of €4bn, including the tunnels and stations, electrification of the existing Maynooth and Kildare lines and the purchase of more than 400 new Dart cars at around €2m a pop.

    However, both Metro and Dart are essential as together they will form the backbone of Dublin's future transport system. Politicians playing petty populist politics could cause untold damage to Dublin's future ability to function if Metro, DartU or both are delayed or worse abandoned.

    On a related note, the RPA will this week lodge the Railway Order Application for Metro West with ABP. They're seeking an order with a 15-year life span but still aim to begin construction in 2015 with operations beginning in 2019.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cochrane View Post
    In today's Sunday Times Sarah McInerney reports that Dan Boyle has said that Metro North may have to wait.

    The suggestion this may happen is because of Green Party concerned over public services being cut "excessively" over the next four years.

    Dan Boyle told the ST that the Dart Interconnector should take priority over Metro North as it's a smaller project.
    Thankfully the Greens will be run out of Dodge as fast as their bicycles will carry them after the next election.

    I used to wonder why rail projects like DART and Luas copped so much flak from commentators but an architect of my acquaintance put me right on this.

    "They haven't figured out how to make money off the back of a rail project, unlike road ones"

    I wonder what Snout in the Trough quotient Metro North has? It must be less than road projects, as there has never been any quibbling by the great and good in the media or politics about motorway and road schemes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cochrane View Post
    In today's Sunday Times Sarah McInerney reports that Dan Boyle has said that Metro North may have to wait.

    The suggestion this may happen is because of Green Party concerned over public services being cut "excessively" over the next four years.

    Dan Boyle told the ST that the Dart Interconnector should take priority over Metro North as it's a smaller project.
    Wow, look how implacable and unwieldy politicking has gotten. The most useless and overly-expensive project (a duplicate of an existing line that can use the extant DMUs, to boot, and this duplicate does not serve the city centre) in favour of an actual new rail line (its format being folly is yet another matter; it should itself be DART) that serves places heretofore unserved by rail.

    Never mind "public services"...people want and need jobs, not "public services", and guess what the new rail lines are intended to do?—yes, take people to/from jobs primarily, not provide free tours around the city to an idle populace (and how do you fund "public services" never mind public buses and passenger rail if people are not working and paying taxes?!?); they certainly are not new freight rail lines connected to the general railway network, and that's yet another matter concerning the economy.

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