SHARING MY HOBBIES AND MY INTERESTS

CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY AT BROADSTONE
UNDER CONSTRUCTION NEW LUAS TRAM STOP AT BROADSTONE [CONSTITUTION HILL]

In 2017 there will be a new tram service which will have two stops very close to my home. One will be on Lower Domnick Street and the other just in front of the Bus Depot in Broadstone. Of the two the one at Broadstone should be of greatest interest to me as it will only a two or three minute walk [assuming that I can go through Kings Inns].

Connection of the new Granegegorman campus on the new line is very important, and there will be in excess of 20,000 students using the service.

The old railway line that ran through Dublin city included a stop at Broadstone and at Harcourt St. The latter line was preserved over the years after being closed down in the 1950s, which made it available for the RPA to use during the green Luas line construction. A similar scenario will occur with the Broadstone facilities near Constitution Hill.

In the city centre, trams are planned to run on street, but starting from the north west of the inner-city trams will run in a trench and under roads on the disused Broombridge railway alignment.

The plan includes pedestrian access and lifts from Irish Rail’s Broombridge Station to the Luas stop beside it, and vehicle access from Broombridge Road to the stations, including a set down area for buses, taxis and car, as well as bicycle parking.

At Broadstone the relocation of the Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann bus depots was expected to be needed, although it is unclear if this is part of the current plan. At least some destruction of the depot building is planned.

A light railway depot to service and store trams is planned in the area beside Broombridge Station and the Royal Canal.

There is a Marian Statue located in front of the old station building but I have been unable to find out if it will remain at its current location.

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