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09-09-2018, 04:25   #1
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Western Rail Corridor (all disused sections) 2

Hi, this appears the direct follow on from ''Western Rail Corridor (all disused sections)''
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09-09-2018, 04:28   #2
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Fantastic to see further growth in Rail

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how perverse can you get that post #2 in a thread about a disused railway line is about growth in traffic on a very heavily used line.
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how perverse can you get that post #2 in a thread about a disused railway line is about growth in traffic on a very heavily used line.
Ah but if the line is so heavily used you can only imagine how many cyclists they'd have using it if it were converted to a greenway as well. Gotta think big, Isambard, it's the future you know
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Derry to Kerry - Good on you Gavin Duffy

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The Dragon Roars - Duffy highlights western plight in lack of north south western rail axis

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The Dragon Roars - Duffy highlights western plight in lack of north south western rail axis
I like the idea of a western Rail line, It would be great for access to the three western cities in the republic. But I wonder what would happen if the hard border comes in though a British withdrawal? Like is the Derry thing feasible?
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I like the idea of a western Rail line, It would be great for access to the three western cities in the republic. But I wonder what would happen if the hard border comes in though a British withdrawal? Like is the Derry thing feasible?
Its more links with the north we need not less! We are an island. Brexit may not be that hard anyhow and if it is well it could work out as an important supply route
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Its more links with the north we need not less! We are an island. Brexit may not be that hard anyhow and if it is well it could work out as an important supply route
Just not sure if it is feasible or even if their gov would agree is all.
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Just not sure if it is feasible or even if their gov would agree is all.
There are calls for it in the region.

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There are calls for it in the region.
In fairness to Derry and it's surrounding environs, they're calling for literally any investment at all. The lack of investment in the area borders on criminal.
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a Kerry to Derry route to correct the imbalance is all very well, but they'd be expecting the tax payers of Dublin to pay for it.

I'd say yes go ahead, but pay for it yourselves lads.
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350000 journeys on the open section last year? That's impressive to be fair and can only bode well for advocates hoping to open the disused sections.

It is excellent news that the line is finally beginning to deliver. With ever increasing congestion we will hopefully see a concentration of housing development around the reopened stations to grow the passenger numbers more.

The cart was put before the horse a bit on phase one but cluster development around the reopened stations and around the proposed phase 2 stations is what is needed.
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Some impressive growth figures

"While usage increases to the tune of nearly 60% has been experienced on the Galway to Limerick line, the comparable numbers are much smaller for Galway to Dublin (28%), Westport to Dublin (13%) and Sligo to Dublin (10%)."

https://connachttribune.ie/train-usa...o-commute-000/

"Build it and they will come" springs to mind.
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Some impressive growth figures

"While usage increases to the tune of nearly 60% has been experienced on the Galway to Limerick line, the comparable numbers are much smaller for Galway to Dublin (28%), Westport to Dublin (13%) and Sligo to Dublin (10%)."

https://connachttribune.ie/train-usa...o-commute-000/

"Build it and they will come" springs to mind.
It's easy to get 60% growth on a small number.
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