• Investigation of the possible re-instatement of the Limerick to Foynes rail line, linking Ireland’s deepest port to the national rail network; • Improved rail journey times to Dublin and consideration of onward direct network connections. The Dublin to Limerick Junction/Cork rail lines are subject to an examination to move to higher speeds and/or electrification, leading to improved connectivity and journey times to regional cities. An evaluation of the economic benefits of high-speed rail for the Dublin-Belfast, Dublin- Limerick Junction and Dublin-Cork lines against improvements to existing line speeds will be carried out against relevant appraisal processes and value- for-money tests. (G) The development of a metropolitan- wide cycle network focused on the City/ environs, with several high capacity routes, catering for a range of journey purposes
• Upgrade of arterial roads from the motorway network to increase capacity including the provision of public transport infrastructure and park-and- ride, including R527 Dock Road, R445 Dublin Road, including Junction 28 and R527 Tipperary Road.
(F) The optimal use of the rail network including:
• Connecting Limerick at a regional and national level to cater for the movement of people and goods; • Development and promotion of existing intercity rail and commuter links between Limerick and Dublin, Cork, Galway, together with Ennis, Nenagh, Thurles and Clonmel; • The commuter rail line between Limerick and Nenagh and onward intercity line to Ballybrophy is recognised as an important public transportation link to the wider area and the RSES supports its upgrade and enhancement; • The ambition to create a rail link between Limerick City and Shannon International Airport;
Southern Regional Assembly | RSES
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