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Traincustomer 02-11-2017 17:24

Accessible footbridge for Carlow
 
In Mid-October (2017) I… received conditional planning permission for the construction of an accessible footbridge (and associated stairs and lifts) at Carlow linking the stationís two platforms.

The planning documents indicate that the footbridge will be sited to the Athy side of the station building (whereas the current footbridge is located the Muine Bheag side).

The station has 22 scheduled passenger train crossings a week (when a train travelling to Dublin serves the station at the same time as a train bound for Waterford).

Jamie2k9 02-11-2017 18:09

It's been long overdue, it also explains why platform works over the summer were only carried out on Muine Bheag end of the station. Thankfully they are not doing a cheap job as at Kildare/Sallins.

Inniskeen 03-11-2017 14:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by Traincustomer (Post 78939)
The station has 22 scheduled passenger train crossings a week (when a train travelling to Dublin serves the station at the same time as a train bound for Waterford).

There are 2 trains a day (only one on Sundays) where passengers would require to cross the footbridge, So 13 occasions a week unless my maths are wrong !

Jamie2k9 03-11-2017 18:55

Mon-Sat
13.05/13.15
14.50/15.10
18.25/18.35

Sun
09.05/09.10

There have been times when one train arrives on the main platform and departes back out before returning on opposite line when both services have a wheelchair passenger.

Isn't that good timing Traincustomer!

Traincustomer 03-11-2017 18:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by Inniskeen (Post 78946)
There are 2 trains a day (only one on Sundays) where passengers would require to cross the footbridge, So 13 occasions a week unless my maths are wrong !

Thanks Inniskeen! I've looked again at it...

M-S the following trains cross at Carlow:
13.05 Waterford - Heuston
13.15 Htn - Wfd

14.50 Wfd - Htn
15.10 Htn - Wfd

18.25 Wfd - Htn
18.35 Htn - Wfd

So 3 separate occasions on each day X 6 days = 18
and one on Sundays (09.05 Wfd - Htn & 09.10 Htn - Wfd)

So 19 occasions in a week.

Don't know where the Maths went wrong!

PS: had already posted when I saw your update Jamie

Inniskeen 04-11-2017 13:44

Got my numbers wrong too !! - so the consensus is 19 trains serve the opposite platform in Carlow !!!


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