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Unread 21-02-2013, 15:37   #1
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Default Redevelopment of Kent Station in Cork

Just after hearing that Irish Rail plan a redevelopment of Kent Station in Cork in the near future. Now the station is in need of it but is it really necessary given the company's financial situation and if its Irish Rail paying? should this not be spend else where in areas that are in serous need of it. Train maintenance would be once that comes to mind, repairing track problems, lifting TSR across the network and so on instead of paying for something that is needed but would get by without it.

The project is at design phase and a planning application in within 3 months.

Does anyone know know further details about the proposed works and cost involved.
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Unread 21-02-2013, 20:21   #2
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Or maybe spend it on Blarney and Kilbarry stations which might increase numbers into Kent.

As I understand it, the redevelopment is pretty minor, but does finally include an entrance on the quayside.
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Unread 22-02-2013, 11:03   #3
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There were all sorts of Celtic era plans for Cork as well as Galway and Waterford.

Hard to see how major re-development could be justified in Cork at this point given that the existing station (while anything but perfect) clearly has more than ample capacity to handle traffic well in excess of current levels.
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Unread 22-02-2013, 13:49   #4
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I don't know exactly what is proposed, but there is the problem that the station is surrounded by one-way streets

Kent Station, Lower Glanmire Road, Cork to St. Patrick's Street, Cork - 2.1km http://maps.google.ie/maps?saddr=Low...sz=17&t=m&z=15

St. Patrick's Street, Cork to Kent Station, Lower Glanmire Road, Cork - 1km http://maps.google.ie/maps?saddr=Mer...=prev&t=m&z=15
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Unread 22-02-2013, 13:53   #5
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was announced as part of a cork package last week

http://www.transport.ie/pressRelease.aspx?Id=723
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I think it will be just more tinkering around at the periphiries of the station.
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Simply building at Kent station without designing a descent tram system in Cork means that the city will be allowed clog up like Dublin without a forward thinking solution to maintain Cork as a top city in Ireland. Now is the opportunity to ensure that the train network is linked to a Luas type system in the city. The developers won't want to hear this becaus they might lose some space but that's why we have public representatives to insist at this point before the huge opportunity is lost.
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Getting money for big spend capital projects is exceedingly difficult and a tram system in Cork is certainly not a top 5 priority. However, land should be set aside for an alignment. If nothing else, it can be put in place for bus access with trams added later.
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Fantasy really

Given the size of Cork a bus option is likely to best, sadly large chunk of the West Cork railway has been built on which would have been ideal for a tram based system
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Apparently this will open next week.

I wouldn't be surprised if they went for November 14th when the network is on strike.
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Irish Examiner saying it opens tomorrow.
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