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The National Transport Authority has developed a coach park in Dublin Docklands for the off-street layover of coaches.
The Coach Park is facility is adjacent to the Docklands Station just off Sherrif Street. A map showing the location in contained in the attached flyer. Vehicular access to the site is through an access road off Park Lane and which passes underneath Sherrif Street. Park Lane runs along the east side of the offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) located in the Spencer Dock development and is accessed of North Wall Quay. The Lane runs perpendicular to North wall Quay and cuts across Mayor Street upper / the Luas red line. The entrance is on the right hand side of Park Lane just after the Mayor Street upper / the Luas red line junction, where the entrance gates are clearly visible. The coach parking facility provides parking for 50 coaches in delineated bus bays, on a concrete hardstand are, within a security controlled site. There is a small kitchen canteen available for drivers, in addition to toilet facilities.
Purpose of Coach Park Facility
Due to numerous competing demands, the availability of kerbside space for coach parking is extremely limited in Dublin City Centre. This has given rise to issues where, in particular, tour coaches have difficulties in dropping passengers and collecting them subsequently at the same location. To address the issue of multi-hour on-street coach parking during business hours it was decided to develop a coach parking facility where coaches could lay over during daytime hours, thereby freeing up the available on street spaces. In order for such a coach park to meet its objective, it had to be located very close to the city centre, to ensure short journeys from the passenger locations. Park by Text – Docklands Coach Parking Facility