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18-07-2018, 11:42   #46
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What's the speed limit on the stretch of line between Swinford and Kiltimagh?
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18-07-2018, 12:24   #47
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"The Taoiseach seems to be at sixes and sevens on the Ten-T,” he told The Mayo News. “On the one hand, he’s saying, mistakenly as it happens, that there is no pot of European money for road and rail infrastructure. On the other, he’s promising to keep the pledge in the Programme for Government, to reapply to get the Western Arc/Atlantic Corridor put back on the EU’s Ten-T Core road, rail, port and airport network map. Which is it?
Thats not what Varadkar said at all. He was clearly pointing out that it isn't a case of slap a TEN-T sticker on a project and the EU will throw money at it. We have to be selective in which projects we are putting forward for funding and are prioritising cross border link projects which have the best chance of getting funding.

He can keep the pledge in the Programme for Government to reapply to put it back on Ten-T but that won't make a blind bit of difference. There is no way it is getting funding as the amount needed would be huge and the benefits negligible.

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For the Taoiseach to say there is no more EU funding, is to miss both the point and the opportunity.
Again, that's not what he said. He's saying we aren't going to be given an €X00m One4All voucher to spend on whatever we want. It shouldn't be that difficult to understand.
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What's the speed limit on the stretch of line between Swinford and Kiltimagh?
To answer that I'd need to know what speed a grazing cow can reach.
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What's the speed limit on the stretch of line between Swinford and Kiltimagh?
Or it depends if the grazing cow gets in the way of a velorail cart travelling at about 5 kph.

Whatever happened to the €300K Michael Ring threw at that velorail project? Was anybody ever held accountable for the way that money was spent, maybe it will all come out when their planning application is examined???
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Interesting photograph included in this upbeat piece about the Velorail project: http://www.con-telegraph.ie/news/rou...-is-on-course/ as there's not a concrete sleeper to be seen between Claremorris and Collooney.

I'm looking forward to my first trip on the Velorail.
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19-07-2018, 02:42   #51
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Another question, how much remedial work would be required at the cattle loading stations along the line to make them suitable for a TEN-T Core passenger rail route in the 21st century?

Obviously some investment would also be required to protect passengers from the high speed freight trains and the risk of electrical shock from the high voltages of the catenaries.
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Another question, how much remedial work would be required at the cattle loading stations along the line to make them suitable for a TEN-T Core passenger rail route in the 21st century?

Obviously some investment would also be required to protect passengers from the high speed freight trains and the risk of electrical shock from the high voltages of the catenaries.
Because it will also be going up the hill to the very blessed knock airport, protection against electric shock will be by means of indulgences and holy water.
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Another question, how much remedial work would be required at the cattle loading stations along the line to make them suitable for a TEN-T Core passenger rail route in the 21st century?

Obviously some investment would also be required to protect passengers from the high speed freight trains and the risk of electrical shock from the high voltages of the catenaries.


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The entire wrc concept is a joke at this stage, but some people just don't get it.
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The entire wrc concept is a joke at this stage, but some people just don't get it.
I was criss-crossing the auld WRC alignment on the trusty rusty rothar recently and a thought struck me (not a train) that, in the unlikely event of trains running again, a large number or recently built family homes would find themselves gated in on minor country roads where the onus was previously on farmers to open and close gates safely. We're talking 40-50 families that would be effected. There are at least seven of these crossings between Tuam and Milltown alone. Planners and the house owners obviously didn't factor the return of steel on steel and they were 100% correct.
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Who will look after the anti social behaviour along this greenway and dogs sh1te, Because that is sure to evolve as time goes on, children and teenagers. They'll discourage people from using the greenway, well the tourists will be well disgusted, some stretches will be ok, but those along side villages will be filled with torment

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I was criss-crossing the auld WRC alignment on the trusty rusty rothar recently and a thought struck me (not a train) that, in the unlikely event of trains running again, a large number or recently built family homes would find themselves gated in on minor country roads where the onus was previously on farmers to open and close gates safely. We're talking 40-50 families that would be effected. There are at least seven of these crossings between Tuam and Milltown alone. Planners and the house owners obviously didn't factor the return of steel on steel and they were 100% correct.
Farmers took it upon themselves to claim land and let their cattle, horses, sheep roam freely.
Houses took land which was not rightfully theirs and built driveways.
That is the truth whatever you read on here, land was robbed from CIE/State

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Who will look after the anti social behaviour along this greenway and dogs sh1te, Because that is sure to evolve as time goes on, children and teenagers. They'll discourage people from using the greenway, well the tourists will be well disgusted, some stretches will be ok, but those along side villages will be filled with torment
Antisocial behaviour hasn't been an issue on Waterford, despite the warnings of the prophets of doom, and despite hitting a quarter of a million visitors in the first year.
Abandoned railways, on the other hand, do have a reputation as not being safe places to go.
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Antisocial behaviour hasn't been an issue on Waterford, despite the warnings of the prophets of doom, and despite hitting a quarter of a million visitors in the first year.
Abandoned railways, on the other hand, do have a reputation as not being safe places to go.
Ahh the sunny south east. a 2 stars out of 5 on trip-advisor instances

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Farmers took it upon themselves to claim land and let their cattle, horses, sheep roam freely.
Houses took land which was not rightfully theirs and built driveways.
That is the truth whatever you read on here, land was robbed from CIE/State
Robbed from us, to be exact.
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