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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

trams for cork

The Green Party today unveiled plans to bring a light rail system to the city of Cork.

Dan Boyle announced that it would be a rail line connecting Ballincollig to Mahon going through the city centre. Then a spur line linking Bishopstown to CIT and Cork University Hospital. After that they could extended the line to Passage West, (and maybe Carrigaline?) and develop a light rail network for the Northside of the city.

After that news, other candidates and councillors came up with more crazier plans such as a harbour water bus service, from the city centre to Ringaskiddy, Rochestown, Cobh and Mahon.

Altho the plan for re-opening the Cork to Midleton rail line isn't really a bad idea, it could work! But what about re-opening the Cork to Crosshaven line? Servicing Carrigaline, that would take a lot of cars off the road. Pitty most of that old rail line is a road now!

But whatever the government does, they have left cork out of this transport 21 plan. They have to do something!! Get the finger out >:-(


  1. It's a great idea, except I'm concerned about what route they will take to bring it into the city centre. I don't think people are going to be amused if it means going down Washington Street/Grand Parade/Patrick Street or South Mall if they going to dig up the whole shaggin' place yet again. The problem is - what other route is there?

    Also - the cyclists/pedestrians will be annoyed that their trail on the Passage West line will be given back to public transport, and any objections from Blackrock residents are likely to be well funded ones.

  2. Anonymous21/9/08 00:02

    im happy that cork is getting a light rail ballincollig to mahon sounds like a great idea but why dont they make a route including the south and north side of the city being linked

  3. We'll be waiting i'd say! That was nearly 2 years ago!