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Unread 19-04-2012, 20:19   #1
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I note Meath Co. Co. have granted planning subject to conditions for a footbridge at Enfield. Unfortunately the crap planning system does not appear to give access to the drawings etc. (app no TA111171). Is this just enhanced access or have they a notion of putting a 2nd platform in?
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Interesting. The second platform is a little overgrown in parts and would need some (but not massive) attention to bring it up to an useable standard. It is not as long as the platform that is used and appears a little low. Given the signal cabin building on that side is disused (well for signalling purposes in any case) there is a possibility of enhanced access or bringing the platform back into use.
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Reads as a full section M footbridge, but with ramps instead of lifts which massively reduces costs

The platform will need a total rebuild as it will be slightly too low and missing tactile paving, lighting and drainage, it will also need to be 170m long. No planing application will be require for that
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Reads as a full section M footbridge, but with ramps instead of lifts which massively reduces costs

The platform will need a total rebuild as it will be slightly too low and missing tactile paving, lighting and drainage, it will also need to be 170m long. No planing application will be require for that
Will this have any beneficial impact on scheduling to Enfield and further when it is complete?
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Unread 23-04-2012, 13:31   #5
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Short term no impact, but when trains are delayed it means things will move a lot better than before

For Enfield passengers likely to mean several more services

Future timetables will no longer have the restriction at Enfield.

That leaves us with only Millstreet and Clara as the only two odd stations with 1 platform but two tracks
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Roscrea?

EDIT: Roscrea seems to have two tracks and two platforms, but only one is usable.
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Birdhill also
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Woodlawn too?
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Woodlawn has the unique aspect of a single platform and was only recently given a loop
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Millstreet's loop is fairly new too isn't it? Last 5 years or so.
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Woodlawn was crazy in the sense it had no loop, but two trains could pass there
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It should help enormously having the crossing at Enfield unconstrained it is the only crossing point between Maynooth and Killucan which must be about 50km.

The biggest delay problem on the Sligo line is the 17:00 Sligo-Dublin train that causes chaos in leafslip season because it has to cross with about 5 other trains. Since this isn't scheduled to stop at Enfield anyway, I can't see this being much help except that it allows an opportunity to offload the passengers into a bus or a couple of taxis and leave the train at Enfield until the 19:05 down train has passed.

But this will be a help and I must say that Irish Rail seem to have spectacularly gotten their act together on Sligo line delays since Christmas. I have had to alter my route home from the station because the train is routinely 3 or 4 minutes early at Edgeworthstown and so keeps the level crossing closed while it waits for the departure time.
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Did this ever get built? If I read Google Maps correctly it looks like “no”. Maybe IE felt the 6 (undetailed) conditions were unacceptable / outside their budget.
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It hasn't been built. It's quite mad really, when you look at all the development going up in Kilcock - the same should be happening in Enfield with a peak-time extension for the Maynooth commuter service.
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