Minister launches Grangegorman transport hub

Posted: 11 November, 2014

Minister for Sport, Transport and Tourism, Paschal Donohoe TD visited the DIT campus at Grangegorman to see how the latest public transport information hub, installed on campus by the National Transport Authority.  The information hub identifies 44 public transport connections within a 10 minute walk of the campus, and includes a real-time timetable to help students, staff and visitors to identify the quickest and easiest connections to and from the campus.

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Speaking at the event, Minister Donohoe said: “This new campus sets a great example of how a major development should be undertaken. As an elected representative for the local community, I am proud of the work that has gone into creating a vibrant centre of research and learning, here in the heart of the city, with a minimal impact on traffic volumes for the surrounding community.  From the outset, planning for the mass-movement of thousands of students was at the heart of accessibility planning, and the three public bodies can be proud of their collaborative approach and early achievements.”

 

Gerry Murphy, Chief Executive of the National Transport Authority, and formerly CEO of the Grangegorman Development Agency said: “Right from the start, this campus has been planned for sustainability in energy and transport terms. DIT prides itself on its sustainability focus and is an active partner in our Smarter Travel Campus programme while the Grangegorman Development Agency has designed and is now delivering a world-class urban development with education and health facilities. We are pleased to be able to support these ambitions and also look forward to completing Luas Cross City which will bring students right to the campus gates.”

 

Professor Brian Norton, President of DIT said: “Grangegorman will be the future home for all of DIT and we are delighted that this year the first 1200 students and staff have moved on campus.  It is really important that this city centre campus is accessible for all, so my colleagues have been actively working with the Smarter Travel Campus programme.  Bike parking, shower facilities and drying areas are all available on campus and as people become more familiar with the area, demand is growing.   We are very grateful to colleagues in the National Transport Authority who have worked with DIT and with the GDA to optimise transport links and having these now displayed in real time is a great addition.”

Please click here to see the Grangegorman transport map  A copy of the ‘Travelling to DIT Grangegorman” advice leaflet can be downloaded here


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