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Unread 25-05-2015, 14:42   #1
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An additional platform will be put in at Limerick Junction as part of improvements to Cork services according to Barry Kenny on Newstalk earlier.

Long overdue to allow both directions connect at the same time.

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Unread 25-05-2015, 14:56   #2
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Which show was he on do you know?

Good news if it happens.
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Which show was he on do you know?

Good news if it happens.
The Lunchtime Show (part 2) near the start. On the playing bar across the top of the screen click on the H part of (Healy) and it starts around there.

Main points were:
Start of continuous improvements of times
Dublin-Cork standard service of 2 hours at least
Additional Limerick J platform
Towards end of 2016 for improvements across all services to Cork

https://www.newstalk.com/listen_back/
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If this means the fabled east platform (which won't be cheap I'd imagine given the need to allow transfers and thus a tunnel or overpass) then it will be interesting to see if they will put in a bay for Waterford, significantly reducing movements across the mainline and hopefully tightening the schedule.
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This could potentially make a huge difference to rail connectivity between Cork and Limerick, taking all connections below the 90 minutes mark (perhaps lower again if track improvements reduce the Cork-Limerick Junction times). It should also vastly increase the number of connections.

I hope Irish Rail are prepared to market that once these improvements are in place.
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If this means the fabled east platform (which won't be cheap I'd imagine given the need to allow transfers and thus a tunnel or overpass) then it will be interesting to see if they will put in a bay for Waterford, significantly reducing movements across the mainline and hopefully tightening the schedule.
Realistically possible to make things easier however with a second platform it take away the current (average) of 15 minute gap between Cork/Dublin services connecting to Limerick which hold's it up.
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