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Railway Procurement Agency CPOs or other in Philipstown, Daingean, Co Offaly

  • 14-12-2014 12:59am
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 975 uvox


    Anyone know if the RPA has strategic or local development plans to extent railway infrastructure in the Philipstown, Daingean townlands of Co Offaly?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,781 ✭✭✭ Carawaystick


    Railway orders are usually used instead of cpo for railways.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,192 ✭✭✭ cgcsb


    That's a very specific question. What do you know?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 61,044 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    The RPA are only involved in light rail, so no, they don't.

    Realistically neither would the NTA or Irish Rail.


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 10,528 Mod ✭✭✭✭ icdg


    Yeah their name is kinda inaccurate. Light Rail Agency, Luas and Metro Agency or Urban Mass Transit Agency would have been perhaps more accurate. They're not involved in (heavy) rail at all.

    There is proposed legislation to abolish them and transfer their functions to the NRA (of all people!) in the even more inaccurately named Roads Bill 2014 but that's stalled since February - maybe someone realised the NTA would be a more appropriate home.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,091 ✭✭✭ GerardKeating


    uvox wrote: »
    Anyone know if the RPA has strategic or local development plans to extent railway infrastructure in the Philipstown, Daingean townlands of Co Offaly?

    Nearest railway line is over 15km away, so I doubt it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,781 ✭✭✭ Carawaystick


    I thought co co have control of local development plans?

    Might there be a BnaM railway nearby?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 975 uvox


    Irish Rail aren't covered by FOI? NTA - National Transport Authority, right? How about a farmer wanting access across a railway line - more of a CoCo planning permission thing perhaps?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 975 uvox


    Transfer to the NRA?


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 10,528 Mod ✭✭✭✭ icdg


    uvox wrote: »
    Transfer to the NRA?

    Yup, the NRA. Its daft. The resulting body (the Transport Infrastructure Service) would have responsibility for national roads mainly outside the M50 (including the M50 itself, obviously) and a local tram network mainly inside the M50. Hardly room for synergies.

    However the legislation to do so has been stalled since February. Not sure why.

    http://www.oireachtas.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=25236&&CatID=59


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,797 ✭✭✭✭ LXFlyer


    I am still trying to understand what the OP is getting at?

    What do you think the RPA is trying to do there?

    Or why would you think that the RPA is trying to do something there?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,781 ✭✭✭ Carawaystick


    The op could AIE request documents the rpa has about Daingean.


  • Registered Users Posts: 40 ✭✭✭ Chun the Unavoidable


    uvox wrote: »
    How about a farmer wanting access across a railway line - more of a CoCo planning permission thing perhaps?

    you need a wayleave agreement with Irish Rail/CIE made between your solicitor and their legal department in islandbridge and they are a complete pain in the hole to negotiate with and the agreements are not simple.


  • Registered Users Posts: 78,229 ✭✭✭✭ Victor


    uvox wrote: »
    How about a farmer wanting access across a railway line - more of a CoCo planning permission thing perhaps?
    Not likely that CIÉ / Irish Rail will give permission on an active line - unless you fancy forking out €250,000+ for a bridge.


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