- Apr 1, 2011
Train station to Pairc ui Chaoimh would suit me nicely.
CUH, UCC, CIT are regional amenities. The other places are domitory towns, transport nodes or development areas. Makes sense.Ballincollig to Carrigaline, linking CIT, CUH, UCC, city centre, close to Bus Office and Kent station, Docklands,Pairc Ui Caoimh, Douglas Village and on to Carrigaline. I'd be thinking way ahead and put the Bishopstown to Douglas section underground, laugh if you want, there are several similar sized cities around Europe,
with at least one underground line or a section of tramline which has been placed underground.
Dublin didn't think big 20/30/40 years ago and look at the mess they're in now.
A bullet train, nothing less!CUH, UCC, CIT are regional amenities. The other places are domitory towns, transport nodes or development areas. Makes sense.
Will Kerry want a Luas from Killarney train & bus station to FitzGerald Stadium.
There was up till about five years ago the old tramline tracks still just off mccurtain street, can't remember the name of the street, but it was a cobvled laneway and the tracks ran down the middle of it. Think they were taken up recently, suppose new ones will go down againThe government announced today the introduction of a light rail to Cork in the infrastructure 2040 plan.
It begs the question on possible routes?
Personally I would have it start in Kent Station, head down Patrick's Street, out Washington St and on to UCC, Bishopstown, CIT, Model Farm Road and finish up in Ballincollig. This particular route could take a lot of traffic off the roads and service the two main third level institutions in the City.
Any other ideas?
Parnell Bridge. I know an elderly guy (still alive and well in his 90s) in Cork who remembers the trams. One line used to go from Sunday's Well, through the city centre, across to Summerhill and actually going uphill for quite a bit as far as Luke's Cross on the North of the City where he used to hop on and off. Not the only line either (others going to Blackpool, Blackrock and Douglas etc.).There was up till about five years ago the old tramline tracks still just off mccurtain street, can't remember the name of the street, but it was a cobvled laneway and the tracks ran down the middle of it. Think they were taken up recently, suppose new ones will go down again
It has been many a year since I've had to depend on public transport in general or buses in Cork in particular thankfully. In those days, they were pretty sh1t. Many's the morning in the rain I waited for a bus and not for it to arrive (and similarly for the next scheduled one, and sometimes even the next after that). From what I hear it's not quite as bad as that any more, but still fairly sh1t. Generally, those that don't have to, well, don't (for good reasons), and the young, poor and old who have more limited choices, do. If there actually was a decent and reliable bus system, then perhaps a wider range of people might actually depend on it.They love their cars in Cork, will they or anyone in any city leave the throbbing V* at home and take a bus? Really.
I disagree. If you implemented the route I described in the OP you would get passengers from the rail network, people going to City Centre, UCC, CUH, CIT, Bishopstown and out to Ballincollig. That's a huge volume of potential passengers. You wouldn't require as many buses clogging up parts of the city where no bus lanes exist and far more reliable getting people to work on time.Not needed just increase the bus frequency or the existing heavy rail infrastructure light rail isnt financial viable.