TII Publishes Possible Limerick-Cork Transport Solutions

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Details of possible transport solutions between Limerick and Cork have been published by Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

Construction is unlikely to begin until 2027 and the final elements to be delivered have yet to be agreed.

The project  will see the construction of 80km of high-quality dual carriageway between Blarney, outside Cork city to Patrickswell in Limerick. 80km of Active Travel infrastructure is also to be included. Towns and villages such as Banogue, Charleville, Buttevant, Ballyhea, Newtwopothouse and Mallow will all be bypassed and the project team has also recommended the development of an hourly ‘no-change’ rail service between Limerick and Cork via Limerick Junction and improved bus services.

A Series of Mobility Hubs along the route, offering users in local areas the ability to travel part of the journey by one mode; walking, cycling, local bus or private car and continuing by express bus or train is also proposed.

The hubs will also provide charging for EVs and eBikes.  750 property owners will be impacted and  it will be around two years before a formal planning application is lodged with An Bord Pleanála – subject to government approval. An online public display of the details is available on corklimerick.ie.