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Unread 18-12-2013, 15:35   #1
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Default [18/12/2013] Cork Kent station partially reopened - roof collapse

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Cork Station Closed Until Further Notice


Cork Station is currently closed due to serious damage to the roof on Platform 1 & 2.

Cork - Heuston Services will operate to and from Mallow only until further notice.

Cork - Cobh and Cork - Midleton services are suspended until further notice.

Updates will be posted on the website and on Twitter.
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Unread 18-12-2013, 15:50   #2
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Looks like the Cobh and Midleton platforms.

Presumably the rest of the station needs to be closed to maintain emergency services access and pending a general safety inspection.
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Unread 18-12-2013, 15:54   #4
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http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/p...on-617570.html

Part of roof fell onto a train, reports of an injury, hope everyone is ok.

EDIT: http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/attac...6&d=1387382147

Looks like the entire canopy roof came down. Expect major disruption to Midleton/Cobh services for rest of evening at least.

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Unread 18-12-2013, 16:21   #5
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Looks like the Cobh and Midleton platforms.

Presumably the rest of the station needs to be closed to maintain emergency services access and pending a general safety inspection.
I would imagine that 1&2 will remain closed for some days but they should be able to run cobh and midleton services off 3 and 5
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Unread 18-12-2013, 17:03   #6
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Cork Station Closed Until Further Notice . Bus Transfers in operation.
18 December 2013
Update: 16.50hrs

Cork Station is currently closed due to serious damage to the roof on Platform 1 & 2.

Cork - Heuston line services will operate to and from Mallow only until further notice. Bus Transfers will operate between Mallow and Cork.

Bus Éireann are running services between Kent Station, Cork & Cobh. Rail tickets are also valid on Bus Éireann services to and from Midleton

Updates will be posted on the website and on Twitter.
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Unread 18-12-2013, 17:15   #7
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Kent St, Cork will remain closed for the remainder of evening. Bus transfer btwn Cork & Mallow. Bus Eireann running service between (1/2)
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Kent Stn Cork & Cobh. Rail tickets valid on BE services to/from Midleton. Update on Thursday 19th services ASAP (2/2)
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Unread 18-12-2013, 17:18   #8
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telling midleton passengers to take the regulare BE srvice doesnt really help as the load factor on the train is at least 4 times that of the bus - long evening of waiting ahead
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Unread 18-12-2013, 17:21   #9
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telling midleton passengers to take the regulare BE srvice doesnt really help as the load factor on the train is at least 4 times that of the bus - long evening of waiting ahead
Unless they do something sensible like allow passengers use Cork-Waterford buses betweem Cork and Midleton, but that may be asking too much.
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1420 Cork-Dublin Heuston 13 mins late @ Dublin Heuston
1520 Cork-Dublin Heuston 71 mins late somewhere in Laois
1620 Cork-Dublin Heuston 18 mins late @ Charleville.

Expect possible delays to later services from Dublin and a transfer delays between Mallow and Cork.
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Unread 18-12-2013, 19:33   #11
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http://www.irishrail.ie/cat_news.jsp?i=4974&p=116&n=237
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Cork Station to remain closed for the rest of the day . Bus Transfers in operation.
18 December 2013
Update: 17:50hrs

Cork Station will remain closed for the rest of the day due to serious damage to the roof on Platform 1 & 2.

Cork - Heuston line services will operate to and from Mallow only until further notice. Bus Transfers will operate between Mallow and Cork.

Bus Éireann are running services between McCarthy's Motor Point, Glanmire Road (Oppostite St. Patrick's Church) & Cobh. Rail tickets are also valid on Bus Éireann services to and from Midleton

Updates will be posted on the website and on Twitter.
St. Patrick's Church is between the train station and the bus station / city centre. https://maps.google.ie/maps?q=St.+Pa... 68,,0,-15.37

McCarthy's Motor Point is on Railway Street, between the church and the train station. https://maps.google.ie/maps?q=McCart... 07,,0,-16.48
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Cork Station has partially reopened. Full services to operate in the morning
18 December 2013
Update: 19:30hrs

Cork Station has partially reopened after earlier closure.

The 18:00, 19:00 and 21:00 services from Heuston to Cork will operate as a train all the way to Cork.

Services from Cork to Heuston for the remainder of the evening will continue to operate as a bus transfer to Mallow with a train onwards to Heuston.

Services to Cobh and Midleton remain suspended. Bus Éireann are running services between McCarthy's Motor Point, Glanmire Road (Oppostite St. Patrick's Church) & Cobh. Rail tickets are also valid on Bus Éireann services to and from Midleton

Cork/Heuston and Cork/Cobh/Midleton services will operate as normal tomorrow morning, but may be subject to minor delays.

Services will operate from Platforms 3, 4 and 5 only. Platforms 1 & 2 will remain closed unitl further notice

Updates will be posted on the website and on Twitter.
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Unread 18-12-2013, 23:21   #13
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Full services will operate to and from Cork on 19th December
18 December 2013
Update: 22:15hrs

Cork Station will reopen for first service on Thurs 19th December.

Services to and from Heuston, Cobh and Midleton will operate but may be subject to delays.

Customers should note that there will be no car parking available in the main station Car Park due to the closure of the Lower Glanmire Road.

Car Parking will be availabe in the Car Park off Railway Street

Services will operate from Platforms 3, 4 and 5 only. Platforms 1 & 2 will remain closed unitl further notice

Updates will be posted on the website and on Twitter.
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Unread 19-12-2013, 00:55   #14
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telling midleton passengers to take the regulare BE srvice doesnt really help as the load factor on the train is at least 4 times that of the bus - long evening of waiting ahead
Being a little unreasonable?

BE were possibly using as many spare buses as possible and given such short notice getting buses organised takes time.

It took me over 45 minutes on a bus to move less than 1 km yesterday evening the city was complete gridlock and TBH buses were going nowhere in a hurry. I don't think I have ever being in such traffic.

When I arrived at the train station staff were actually very helpful (didn't expect the level of customer service given) going on previous dealings with such problems. Clearly customer service is changing for the better.

They had private bus operators doing Cobh route awaiting connections from Dublin to.
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Unread 19-12-2013, 07:43   #15
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Full services will operate to and from Cork this morning
18 December 2013
Update: 07:00hrs

Cork Station is operating as normal this morning

Services to and from Heuston, Cobh and Midleton are operating but may be subject to minor delays.

Customers should note that there will be no car parking available in the main station Car Park due to the closure of the Lower Glanmire Road.

Car Parking will be availabe in the Car Park off Railway Street

Services will operate from Platforms 3, 4 and 5 only. Platforms 1 & 2 will remain closed unitl further notice

All other services accross the network are operating but may be subject to minor delays

Updates will be posted on the website and on Twitter.
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Unread 19-12-2013, 09:14   #16
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Being a little unreasonable?

BE were possibly using as many spare buses as possible and given such short notice getting buses organised takes time.

It took me over 45 minutes on a bus to move less than 1 km yesterday evening the city was complete gridlock and TBH buses were going nowhere in a hurry. I don't think I have ever being in such traffic.

When I arrived at the train station staff were actually very helpful (didn't expect the level of customer service given) going on previous dealings with such problems. Clearly customer service is changing for the better.

They had private bus operators doing Cobh route awaiting connections from Dublin to.
In fairness IE are generally pretty good in a crisis - day to to day operations and customer relations vary from world class to worse than Ryanair.
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Unread 19-12-2013, 11:14   #17
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Closure of the main car park also means that the 205 and 226 buses are not serving Kent Station.
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Unread 19-12-2013, 12:55   #18
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Unclear if the 205 & 226/A will serve the station (as in outside on the Lower Glanmire Road) once that road reopens:

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All services operating normally with the excpetion of Cork City Route 205, Cork Institute of Technology - St Patrick Street - Kent Station and Route 226, Kent Station – City Centre – Cork Airport – Kinsale which are not serving Kent Station due to the continuing closure of the Lower Glanmire Road.

Tha Gardaí have advised that they expect the road to be opened by 13.00.
(Source: Bus Éireann website - Bad Weather Updates, 11.30 19/12/2013)
http://buseireann.ie/news_timetable....1417&month=Dec
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All services are operating as normal with the following exceptions:


Cork

The Lower Glanmire Road was opened at 16.10 with Routes 205 and 226 operating normally.

There are some minor delays in suburban locations particularly Bishopstown, Douglas, Blackpool and Mahon.

Bus Éireann regret any incovenience these disruptions may cause our passengers

Thursday, 19th December, 2013
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