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Transport 21 - Cork Suburban

The Cork Midleton project has been announced yet again. The scope of what is planned in Cork is unclear but it appears to include an additional station at Blarney between Mallow and Cork and the reopening of the line from Glounthaune to Midleton.

Glounthaune to Midleton

Full details including the documents of the railway works order can be found here.

The public inquiry was held at the Midleton Park Hotel from October 31 to November 3 2006. The report of the inquiry is available here. The ministers order can be found here.

Cork Station

Cork station is to be totally rebuilt.

Current Status

Project stalled due to tendering problems, Iarnród Éireann to blame, estimate further 6 months delay. Further delay of 3 months attributed to Minister for Transport taking over 8 weeks to sign the works order. Project initially proposed to be operational July 2008 when announced by Iarnród Éireann at public inquiry. It is anticipated that civil works will begin in February 2008. Rail Users Ireland does not anticipate passenger services to commence until December 2009.

Project has cleared all planning requirments

First proposed: 1975 Land Use Study

Last Updated: February 05 2008 18:03:30
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