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.
Cork station is to be totally rebuilt.
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