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Saw this as a proposed plan for the Rosslare Port.

CIE in competition with Waterford Port and Dublin Port?

Reason to believe the Rosslare Waterford Line will be revitalised?

 

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It has the potential to provide valuable extra business for the railway, assuming no-one improves the roads,

Stephen

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15 minutes ago, StevieB said:

It has the potential to provide valuable extra business for the railway, assuming no-one improves the roads,

Stephen

That's coming with the Oilgate bypass due to start soon whenever they decide which route will do the most damage for least cost.

Bye bye Piercestown 😞

 

https://wexfordtoday.com/2020/06/29/council-seeks-views-on-oilgate-to-rosslare-bypass/

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34 minutes ago, Wexford70 said:

Saw this as a proposed plan for the Rosslare Port.

CIE in competition with Waterford Port and Dublin Port?

Reason to believe the Rosslare Waterford Line will be revitalised?

 

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That would be great for Rosslare. I last passed thru the summer before last on our way to France ( due to go thru this year but for the Covid) ....it was sad to see how run down the place was .....

Interesting to see the container angle...

Cork Harbour is also spending squillions on a new deepwater container terminal...admittedly without a raillink in Ringaskiddy - The Tivoli docks are up for gentifrication....

As regards the Rosslare - Waterford link - unless there is a radical change in transport policy and the full environmental cost of road transport is charged to the hauliers and consumers....i still thinks its future is in bicycles.....

 

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19 minutes ago, Edo said:

 

As regards the Rosslare - Waterford link - unless there is a radical change in transport policy and the full environmental cost of road transport is charged to the hauliers and consumers....i still thinks its future is in bicycles.....

 

Depends on the Greens and whether they will value the rail network and maintain for future generations. 

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25 minutes ago, Wexford70 said:

Depends on the Greens and whether they will value the rail network and maintain for future generations. 

Ah I wouldn't lay it all on the Poor Greens to be fair - they are probably the biggest supporters of rail and public transport on the political spectrum here - but , in these unprecedented times , they have other priorities than a sleeping railway line thru a low population area of the country whose last justification for existence disappeared 15 years ago........there are 2 other larger parties in the government too....

It really comes back to us , the people  - the way we have chosen to live - outside of the large urban areas....is not conducive to the existence of a large sprawling rail network serving passengers and freight into every hamlet in the state - that was the 19th century......maybe we 'll decide or be forced to change our freewheeling road based 20th century lifestyle and rail might come back into play....doubt it....but it might....

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The day after they get the money and approval for that they will remove the rail link. If it was a realistic proposition the rail would go all the way to the quayside so you could unload straight from the ship onto the train.  The prospect of rail traffic would be doomed from the get go , its only included to boost the plans green credentials and nothing else .

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1 hour ago, Wexford70 said:

 

 

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Is this not something to do with the proposed plans talked about about 2/3 years ago of a connection with Rosslare & Santander, it would be mega if it gets sorted,

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2 minutes ago, burnthebox said:

Is this not something to do with the proposed plans talked about about 2/3 years ago of a connection with Rosslare & Santander, it would be mega if it gets sorted,

BTB

Well Brittany Ferries moved their Cork to Santander over to Rosslare to Bilbao and Roscoff this year plus they have just announced a once a week Rosslare to Cherbourg freight service to start next year too....great news for the port after Irish Ferries pulling the french service last year - on the other hand its all Ro/Ro so not doing much for the Rail link.

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Good to see this. Might increase traffic on the Limerick Waterford line, and it would be wonderful if liner traffic routed via the Barrow bridge saving that line. 

 

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The remains of the trackbed , about 5’ under the hardcore . 
This photograph was taken in May 2020

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10 minutes ago, K801 said:

would there be a new passenger train station?

There is a station already an olympic middle distance walk away from the ferry quay. Years ago there was joined up thinking with platforms on quays (eg Rosslare and the Carlisle pier)

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41 minutes ago, K801 said:

would there be a new passenger train station?

Would there be any need for it?

Purely asking the question because 99% of traffic on the Boats drives on and drives off now

Even 20 years ago - I had  this mad idea to go inter railing around Northern France in late October for a couple of weeks (great idea in retrospect - travelled a whole load of rural lines that are gone now) - I took the train from Dublin Connolly to Rosslare and then the boat to France - even then - I was probably one of 5 people who were left on the train by the time we crawled into Rosslare Harbour........the days of foot passengers taking the boat were dying ........Ryanair has taken all that traffic and it ain't coming back any time soon..

 

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