RPA presentation on Luas Broombridge (BxD line)


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Presentation to the Dublin Chamber of Commerce's ‘Infrastructure and Transport’ taskforce by the Railway Procurement Agency on the Luas BXD project which connects the two city centre Luas lines. For more information contact info@dublinchamber.ie

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RPA presentation on Luas Broombridge (BxD line)

  1. 1. LuasBroombridge(Line BXD) Chamber of Commerce 27th October2011
  2. 2. Project Overview• 5.6km extension of the Luas Green Line through the city centre from St. Stephen’s Green West to Broombridge Station on the Maynooth railway line• 13 stops with 8 of these in core city centre area• Creates a Luas network linking the Luas Red and Green Lines• Interchange with Luas, Metro North, Dart Underground, Bus, Rail• Provides essential access to the DIT urban campus facility planned at Grangegorman (over 20,000 students)• Re-uses the abandoned former Broadstone railway cutting• Extracts maximum value of investment to date on Luas infrastructure
  3. 3. Project Overview• Opens new transport corridor in north- west Dublin (e.g. Luas Green Line) utilising existing resource of abandoned railway corridor 30,000,000 25,000,000 20,000,000 15,000,000 10,000,000 5,000,000 0• Connects educational, institutional, retail, business, leisure…..variety of trip purposes….. - Maynooth University, DIT, Trinity - James’ Hospital - Point (O2) / Dalymount - Dundrum Centre, Grafton St, Henry St, Tallaght Town Centre
  4. 4. Project Overview • Between 8 and 10 million extra trips per annum on the Luas network • Reduces nos. of private car trips by up to 3 million per annum • Strong economic case for BXD with benefit to cost ratio BCR of 1.85:1Broombridge Depot (modest growth scenario) or 2.46:1 (local authority projections) • Creates employment of 800 jobs per annum during construction • Creates 60 permanent jobs • Catalyst for regeneration at Dominick St, Marlborough St, Parnell St., BroombridgeO’Connell Street Upper
  5. 5. Current Status • Railway Order application June 2010 • ABP oral hearing May 2011 • Extensive dialogue with DCC, BAC, BÉ, IÉ over a number of years leading up to oral hearing • Agreed position with DCC forCollege Green oral hearing on 107 out of 109 conditions • Exceptions to agreement on overhead conductor system (OCS) and alignment on O’Connell Street Upper Marlborough Street
  6. 6. Route Description • Extend stop St. Stephen’s Green • Dawson Stop access to retail and commercial districts and to Trinity College • Bus stops retained • Removal of through traffic
  7. 7. Route Description • Prohibit right turn Dawson / Nassau • Provide right turn SSGE/Merrion Row • Kildare Street part 2-way • Bus contra-flow • Agreement DCC and BÁC
  8. 8. Route Description • Single track northbound on Westmoreland St • Southbound track via Marlborough St and Hawkins St • Westmoreland stop and Trinity stop • Marlborough Street Bridge
  9. 9. Marlborough Street Public Transport Priority Bridge
  10. 10. Route Description • 2 stops on O’Connell St • GPO and planned Dublin central Development • Access to Henry St retail district • Interchange with Luas Red Line • Regeneration of Marlborough St
  11. 11. Route Description • Parnell stop regeneration of Parnell St • Access to Parnell Square cultural attractions • Rotunda Hospital • Dominick St Regeneration Plan (DCC)
  12. 12. Route Description • Alignment along western perimeter Broadstone Bus Éireann depot • Broadstone stop access to DIT planned campus • Future stop planned for Grangegorman
  13. 13. Route Description • Broadstone to Broombridge along former railway cutting • 3 stops – Phibsborough, Cabra and terminus at Broombridge • Interchange with IÉ Maynooth railway line • Depot building at Broombridge • Future extendibility to Finglas
  14. 14. Bus Interfaces • Extensive dialogue with BÁC • All major bus routes maintained during operation • Stops relocated from Grafton St (lower), College St, Hawkins St O’Connell St Lr and Parnell St • New stops O’Connell Bridge, Dane St, Nassau St, Burgh Quay • Marlborough St layover
  15. 15. Bus Interfaces • Construction stage traffic management arrangements • Alternative routing via Kildare St to Sth Leinster St • Additional journey time of 2-3 minutes
  16. 16. Traffic Management• Devise series of constraints• Number of traffic lanes to be maintained – width, classification• Footpaths to be maintained• Worksites and durations• Temporary arrangements to be employed – bus stop relocations, loading/unloading facilities• Permanent measures employed at the outset• Approvals process for all temporary traffic management• City centre accessibility maintained – ‘open for business’• Traffic Management Committee
  17. 17. TimelinesAssumes statutory approval, Government approval and funding in place
  18. 18. Communications• Face-to-face - Community liaison coordinator - Construction update meetings - Open evenings - Open forum• Online - Primary and secondary websites - Social media and networking sites - On-line feedback and reporting• Direct communications - Direct mail (hardcopy) - Email (using RPA database) - Leaflet distribution• Media management - Rolling programme of media briefings
  19. 19. Communications• On Site - Maintenance of site boundaries - Site boundaries for communication purposes as appropriate• Advertising - Press and magazine - Outdoor - Radio - Online• Joint Marketing and Sponsorship - Cooperative initiatives - Promote benefits offset negative impacts