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Unread 09-09-2017, 09:43   #21
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Simply building at Kent station without designing a descent tram system in Cork means that the city will be allowed clog up like Dublin without a forward thinking solution to maintain Cork as a top city in Ireland. Now is the opportunity to ensure that the train network is linked to a Luas type system in the city. The developers won't want to hear this becaus they might lose some space but that's why we have public representatives to insist at this point before the huge opportunity is lost.
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Unread 11-09-2017, 10:55   #22
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Getting money for big spend capital projects is exceedingly difficult and a tram system in Cork is certainly not a top 5 priority. However, land should be set aside for an alignment. If nothing else, it can be put in place for bus access with trams added later.
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Unread 15-09-2017, 09:08   #23
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Fantasy really

Given the size of Cork a bus option is likely to best, sadly large chunk of the West Cork railway has been built on which would have been ideal for a tram based system
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Unread 10-11-2017, 09:46   #24
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Apparently this will open next week.

I wouldn't be surprised if they went for November 14th when the network is on strike.
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Unread 27-11-2017, 15:53   #25
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Irish Examiner saying it opens tomorrow.
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Unread 29-11-2017, 13:41   #26
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Amazingly for what is a significant improvement for customers there was no announcement on the website, Twitter, Facebook etc.

I haven't used it yet, but it seems to have already helped with the timekeeping of the Airport/Kinsale bus, which no longer has to loop round the back of the station and get caught in traffic on Horgan's Quay
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It seems to have been announced (Dept of Transport website - but link no longer available) in February 2013. Given how long it took to deliver such a relatively small project maybe they were too embarrassed to publicise it

The entire railway from Dublin to Cork (at least as far as the tunnel at Blackpool) was build in around the same amount of time.
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Unread 04-12-2017, 02:00   #28
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As mentioned upthread here is the official Bus Éireann release:

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We wish to advise customers in Cork city that Routes 205, 226, 226A & 237 will now operate from the New Public Transport Facility which is located on the Horgan's Quay side of Kent Station. Access to the New Bus Stop is through Kent Station.
Source: http://buseireann.ie/news_timetable....2504&month=Nov
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Unread 08-12-2017, 23:27   #29
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http://www.irishrail.ie/news/railwaystreetcarpark
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Closure of Cork Station Car Park on Railway Street

08 December 2017

The new station car park is located at Horgan's Quay.

Customers are advised that the car park on Railway Street at Cork Kent Station will be permanently closed from midnight on Sunday 10th December due to the opening of the new entrance at Horgan's Quay.

With this new entrance Iarnród Éireann aims to better connect Kent Station with the city centre with particular focus on public transport users.
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Unread 10-12-2017, 11:13   #30
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It is very poorly integrated into the existing concourse and if exiting from other than platform 5 it is a bit of a battle to access. A re-arrangement of the barriers, barrickades, turnstiles and signage is clearly required.
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