Transport

Mitchell presses Minister Eoghan Murphy for funds for Delgany to Blacklion Road

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Photo shows Cllr Derek Mitchell asking Minister for Environment Eoghan Murphy for funds. The Delgany to Blacklion Road upgrade is badly needed, with four large schools on it, and has been planned for 30 years. I have been frustrated trying to get it moving for a decade and brought this up with the Minister at the recent Fine Gael Ard Feis.

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Mitchell objects to Road designed ad hoc way

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 For years I have been pressing for the Delgany to Blacklion road to be built through. Initially planned in 1989 bits have been built since as part of estates. A planning application near St. Laurence’s School for 70 houses also plans a central part of the road. However it doesn’t meet the new road at either end and I am objecting to this ad hoc way of designing a road. The Council should design the rest of the road at the same time so it all fits together. I am…

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Bus changes good for Greystones – public information & consultation meetings in August

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A detailed plan to change & improve all Dublin Bus routes has been prepared. These are on www.busconnects.ie and public consultation ends on 14th September, with implementation towards end 2019. Minister Simon Harris, Alice O’Donnell and I are holding public information & consultation meetings about changes in this area. Please come along and give us your views;  Greystones, Whale Theatre, Thursday 26th July 7.30 pm. Newcastle Community Centre, Tuesday 7th August 7.30 pm. Kilcoole, Forester’s Hall Wednesday 8th August 7.30 pm. These changes include: An around Greystones Service every 30…

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Mitchell concerned that Bus route changes are worse for Greystones/Kilcoole

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I am going to an NTA briefing but am concerned that it is based on wrong information and will produce a worse service: Questions to NTA. 1. The existing DART frequency Bray Greystones is shown as 20 mins. In fact it is 30 mins. At the last briefing, a year or so ago, I specifically corrected this point, which was discussed, when you had it 15 min. It seems incredible that this important fact is AGAIN wrong and calls into question the whole procedure. 2. The proposed Greystones DART frequency…

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Metro should go to Bray, reserve route now

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Submission to Metrolink Consultation. Reserve Route to Bray. The Metro is a good idea, however the study is too short term and does not deal with possible future expansion to Cherrywood and Bray. The connection is envisaged as a LUAS, however this is likely to prove to not have enough capacity. A route should be reserved to bring Metro to Bray before Cherrywood is built. The existing route from Bride’s Glen to use the existing old rail bridge involves 2 very sharp bends which LUAS can take but a Metro…

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Mitchell launches a Plan to improve Rail & Commuter Transport in Wicklow

Posted by | Bus/Train, Greystones, Transport | No Comments

Cllr Derek Mitchell has written a detailed paper proposing a tripling of train capacity on the Wicklow line by providing; an extra diesel service at peak hours; increasing the number of carriages from 4 to 8 and providing an extra DART from Greystones. Also express buses on the N11 from Arklow with Park n’ Ride & cycle parking there, Wicklow Town, Newtown, Kilpeddar and Glenview. These should copy the successful 84x and use the M11 and bus lanes into Dublin. Some should also go, at peak hours, to Sandyford and…

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A Better Rail Service for Greystones, Kilcoole and Wicklow.

Posted by | Greystones, Kilcoole, Transport, Wicklow | No Comments

Procurement of Refurbished and New Diesel railcars.  You are procuring improved carriages, I ask that you get them so that the doors in a limited number of carriages can be opened at short platform stations. These are normal in most other commuter railways but the IR carriages must open all doors on the train which means 8 carriages cannot be used on lines with short platforms (Kilcoole & Rathdrum for example). This will improve the service to Greystones and Wicklow by allowing longer 8 carriage trains in place of the…

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Wicklow Parking Regulations agreed

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Wicklow County Council agreed the revised parking regulations which have been discussed over the last year. The charging period will start at 10 am and end 6 pm for Greystones, Wicklow, Arklow with Bray starting at 9 am. There will be a 15 minute grace period which will be marked on the meter. Cllr Derek Mitchell (FG) said that for Greystones this will encourage early shopping and allow short term shopping. It should encourage more turnover of the spaces and be better for the shops. It was also decided not to charge for the large…

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Lidl to expand store in spite of extra traffic problems

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Bord Pleanala has granted permission for a 59% expansion of the Lidl store in Blacklion, Greystones. They also allowed the number of parking spaces to be reduced from 234 to 181. Lidl are required to provide land to inset the busy bus stop and to provide a left turn lane which will help traffic whenever built. No deliveries to or from the store are allowed at night (from 2200 to 0600 hours nor at school entry and leaving times (0800 to 930 and 1300 to 1530). ‘I objected to this…

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