System would require an additional 56 km of track and provide service in Cork and Galway, was well as extend Dublin nextwork.
The Green Party has committed itself to providing light rail systems in Cork
and Galway and to extend the Luas network in Dublin if it forms part of the next
Launching the party's transport policy for the election in Dublin today,
Deputy Eamon Ryan said the party would be redressing what he called the chronic
underfunding in bus, rail, cycling and pedestrian facilities.
He said the proposed new light rail lines in various parts of the country
would require some 56 kilometres of track.
The last Paris tram ground to a halt 60 years ago. Now a new tram line is being introduced with lots of fanfare. France hopes this return to the past will ring in a new era of urban mobility. The tram is quiet, fast and comfortable -- a perfect remedy for traffic jams.
The proposed Transbay Transit Center with its possible 1,200-foot tower, elevated public park the length of five football fields and room for high-speed trains someday linking California's major cities.