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Unread 29-06-2013, 09:21   #1
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Coming to Thurles and Portlaoise soon

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Provision of a steel and glass extension to the station building on the west side of the railway (Dublin bound) incorporating ticket validation gates, automatic sliding dors, granite floor, surface water drainage, lighting and directional signage. The provision of an aluminium and glass enclosure to te east side of the railway (Cork bound) incorporating ticket validation gates, granite floor, surface water drainage, lighting and directional signage. Minor modification to the car park surfacing to facilitate improved access to the building.
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I don't think they will get permission for an extension to the station building as Thurles town council has that building listed as a protected structure. It will be another week or two before any layout drawings will be uploaded.

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Unread 29-06-2013, 20:51   #2
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I don't think they will get permission for an extension to the station building as Thurles town council has that building listed as a protected structure.
I imagine half or more of the train stations int eh country are listed buildings, including Connolly, Heuston, Pearse and Cork - all have ticket barriers.
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Unread 30-06-2013, 06:06   #3
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That's not how planning works in Thurles though it will get at least 30 objections from people who have nothing better to do than just writing submissions to Thurles TC and the design would be a boxy steel and glass extension at the front of the booking office onto platform 1 changing the exterior of the building which Thurles town council planning department didn't allow the last time Iarnród Éireann applied for permission.

I would like to see something modern like the station they built in Adamstown. Least you wouldn't have to cross that bloody footbridge all the time to buy a ticket and then cross back and we really do need a better shop in the station one that sells cigarettes.
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Plans are up now online. They will be putting a TVM on platform two but there will be no access to the footbridge to get to the booking office if you are an OAP or disabled or nothing under €50 in your wallet you will have to walk or drive along the R503 to the other side of the station to purchase a ticket. The extension looks boxy and will involve cutting out part of the roof and fascia. Can see Thurles town council saying no to this application.
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I've split this off from the Kent station thread.
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http://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/l...tion-1-5357264

IE refused planning for developments at Portlaoise.
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Unread 21-08-2013, 14:49   #7
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Thurles Town Council granted permission 5 conditions.
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