Closure of Wexford/Rosslare/Enniscorthy Stations?

Dame_Enda

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Wexford People today reporting outrage at proposals to close all County Wexford rail south of Gorey including Rosslare Europort. The proposals come in a review by the National Transport Authority.

Wexford Chamber has warned keeping the rail service from Rosslare to Dublin was "an absolute necessity for the county". Labour leader Brendan Howlin has called the plan "wholly unacceptable".

Is this more evidence of FGs disdain for rural and small-town Ireland?

Will it happen?
 


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Is there some link you could provide to support this story?

I expect rail freight capacity from/to Rosslare Dublin to be at least in the national interest.
 

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TFM it's in today's Wexford People
 

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Is this more evidence of FGs disdain for rural and small-town Ireland?

Will it happen?
More like the failure of enough people to use the trains. No it won't happen.
 

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Rosslare is the second most important freight port in the Republic.
 

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Wexford People today reporting outrage at proposals to close all County Wexford rail south of Gorey including Rosslare Europort. The proposals come in a review by the National Transport Authority.

Wexford Chamber has warned keeping the rail service from Rosslare to Dublin was "an absolute necessity for the county". Labour leader Brendan Howlin has called the plan "wholly unacceptable".

Is this more evidence of FGs disdain for rural and small-town Ireland?

Will it happen?
I doubt FG had anything to do with this, when things are not going well for them it's their rural vote that keeps em afloat.

In the past Camolin and Ferns stations were closed and they got away with it so it's possible but it will give Howlin, the long haired lad and his moth something to rally the troops round.
 

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Limerick / Galway line is very underused
 

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Rosslare is the second most important freight port in the Republic.
They are hardly likely so to close the rail connection with Dublin and put extra strain on the roads.
 

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It's a crap, slow service that is used very little. The bus is quicker and between the public and private buses, and the large sections of motorway means the train is even more redundant.
 

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It's a crap, slow service that is used very little. The bus is quicker and between the public and private buses, and the large sections of motorway means the train is even more redundant.
I have looked at the Wexford people as the OP suggested but can not find any link to the story.
 

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It's a crap, slow service that is used very little. The bus is quicker and between the public and private buses, and the large sections of motorway means the train is even more redundant.
Freight containers can not get the bus to Dublin.

The train is ideal to transport cheaply large numbers of these items.

However Im not sure the OPs contention is based on accurate information.
 

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The report is more about getting more money for Irish Rail than something to be taken seriously. It suggests that the only viable lines are the Inter City lines from Dublin to Cork & Limerick and the commuter services around Dublin and Cork.

Ironically to help the Rosslare line, investment is needed in Dublin. It's the ludicrously slow times from Greystones to Connolly that are killing it. Some of the train stations need a 3rd line so that InterCities can overtake stationary DARTs. Other than Booterstown, I can't see where the space is for that though unless there are very expensive CPOs issued.
 


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