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Unread 16-05-2019, 15:14   #1
comcor
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Default Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy (Draft)

I post this here as there are as there are significant rail components
  • New commuter stations on the lines to Mallow, Midleton and Cobh
  • Double-tracking from Glounethaune to Midleton
  • Frequency increases
  • Electrification of Commuter services
  • A Luas-type light rail within the city

https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-...y19_SCREEN.pdf

The cynic will say that the stations and frequency increases were in the previous plan and never happened.

I can't personally see the point in double-tracking Midleton. The current arrangement can support up to 4 trains per hour and with two extra stations between Glounethaune and Midleton, it would be easy to create extra passing loops. Double-tracking would be exceedingly disruptive to existing services.
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