Sunday 24 October 2021
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O’Shea Encourages Public to have their say on Proposals to Remove/Upgrade Manned Level Crossings

O’Shea Encourages Public to have their say on Proposals to Remove/Upgrade Manned Level Crossings

Cork North West Fine Gael General Election candidate Councillor John Paul O’Shea is encouraging the public to have their say on plans to remove/upgrade seven manned level crossings between Limerick Junction and Mallow. 

Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) is undertaking the Cork Line Level Crossings Project to identify the best approach to removing/upgrading seven level crossings located along the main Cork to Dublin line. 

This month a number of public consultations will take place on the Cork Line Level Crossings Preliminary Design Report and Environmental Impact Assessment Screening & Scoping ReportThese documents are now available to view and download at www.irishrail.ie/CorkLinelevelCrossings. 

On Tuesday, November 19th a public consultation will be held in Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville between 2pm and 8pm, followed on Wednesday, November 20th in Deebert House Hotel, Kilmallock between 2pm and 8pm. 

Cllr. O’Shea said: “The seven manned level crossings between Limerick Junction and Mallow are being removed/upgraded to provide a safer environment for those living near the rail line and a more efficient service for Iarnród Éireann customers. The crossings are located at Fantstown, Thomastown, Ballyhay, Newtown, BallycoskeryShinanagh and Buttevant 

“I would encourage people living in these areas to have their say, by viewing the online documents, by attending a public consultation later this month, and by providing feedback to the Preliminary Design Report and Environmental Impact Assessment Screen & Scoping Report.” 

Iarnród Éireann has published a Preliminary Design Report which shows the proposed solutions for each of the seven level crossings. We are seeking feedback on the Preliminary Design Report and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Screening & Scoping Report and any other comments or observations on the Cork Line Level Crossings Project. 

Public consultation will be undertaken for ten weeks from TuesdayNovember 12th 2019 until TuesdayJanuary 21st 2020 during which time the Preliminary Design Report and EIA Scoping Report can be viewed and downloaded at www.irishrail.ie/CorkLineLevelCrossings. 

If you would like to make a submission, please send it by email or post by TuesdayJanuary 21st 2020. Email: CLLC@irishrail.ie/Post: Cork Line Level Crossings Project, c/o Jacobs, Mahon Industrial Estate, Blackrock, Cork, T12 HY54. 

All submissions and feedback received during the public consultation will be reviewed and considered as part of the ongoing design development on each of the seven level crossings. Relevant feedback will be incorporated into the final design for the Cork Line Level Crossings Project and the accompanying Environmental Impact Assessment Report.