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Unread 20-07-2020, 21:06   #7
comcor
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So the Cork proposals were presented to councilors this evening. It essentially amounts to five new stations (Blarney, Kilbarry, Dunkettle, Ballynoe, Carrigtwohill West) and electrification of the suburban rail network.

I donít really understand why Ballynoe, which isnít all that far from Rushbrooke and not Tivoli.

Regarding the diverged discussion, Iíd actually be in favour of some rural stopping services. Something like a route that ran:-

Cork
Blarney
Mallow
Buttevant
Charleville
Kilmallock
Limerick junction
Limerick P&R (somewhere near where the rail line crosses the M7)
Limerick

You could them eliminate Charleville from Cork-Dublin services, but provide a better service as a result. Connections with Dublin-Cork trains at Limerixk Junction can then feed that route. However, itís clearly not an option unless the fleet gets significantly expanded. Maybe if thereís further electrification around Dublin, some diesel railcars may be available.

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