Originally Posted by dowlingm
Cork-Cobh isn't REALLY like Limerick-Nenagh though.
1. The road from Cobh to the N25 isn't great whereas the road alternatives to Nenagh are superior end to end.
2. There's Fota
3. There's cruise ship traffic.
4. Modern signalling and double track so no issues around gatekeeper rosters and far more flexible timetabling possible.
Indeed and town of 10,000+ connected to city of 180,000 which is only 20km away, with an industrial area in the middle and a branch to Carrigtwohill and Midleton. Railway is shorter and quicker than road.
Cobh is more like the north Dublin coastal towns.