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Thread: Time for a Dublin-Navan-Cavan-Enniskillen-Derry rail line?

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    Default Time for a Dublin-Navan-Cavan-Enniskillen-Derry rail line?

    Its one of the major missing pieces of national infrastructure - a direct rail line to take in the towns of Navan, Cavan Enniskillen Omagh Straban and Derry.

    Time to build it?

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    Yes

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    Twas dismantled in the first half of the last century. To rebuild it would be massively expensive. It would need a long term plan that would require changes in population density zoning, etc. Plans like these take inspirational political leadership, a rare commodity in Ireland. Nice idea that'll never fly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyracoon
    Twas dismantled in the first half of the last century. To rebuild it would be massively expensive. It would need a long term plan that would require changes in population density zoning, etc. Plans like these take inspirational political leadership, a rare commodity in Ireland. Nice idea that'll never fly.
    Are you sure about this? I thought the connection from Dublin to Derry was via Portadown and Strabane?
    Anyway, its a good idea and would probably qualify for Interreg funding if the two govts got their acts together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyracoon
    Twas dismantled in the first half of the last century. To rebuild it would be massively expensive. It would need a long term plan that would require changes in population density zoning, etc. Plans like these take inspirational political leadership, a rare commodity in Ireland. Nice idea that'll never fly.
    There's already a lot of people living on the route. Derry has 120k, Stabane 15k, Navan 25k Cavan around 10k, enniskillen about 15k

    Far more along that route than the existing route to sligo.

    It would cost money to build it, but less than the amount spent on rural bypasses and new roads.

    At the moment were spending €300m on the Gort bypass - a town of less than 2k people

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyracoon
    Twas dismantled in the first half of the last century. To rebuild it would be massively expensive. It would need a long term plan that would require changes in population density zoning, etc. Plans like these take inspirational political leadership, a rare commodity in Ireland. Nice idea that'll never fly.
    Sure they are building transport routes every day without long term plans or changes to population density or zoning. They have two built in Meath and are building another; While with some planning they would only have needed one. Maybe they could use the one they are building now for this railway line, it would be easier and cheaper and it is planned to go as far as Kells if not further.

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    Don't waste time discussing it on politics.ie - get a campaign going, call for a feasability study and so fourth.

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    How bout extending it to Letterkenny (Ireland's fastest growing settlement) and/or Ballyshannon/Bundoran (two tourist hotspots) and Give Donegal- a county which didn't even have traffic lights until 10 years or so a rail line as well...

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    its a great idea which i already advocated in a thread i started in september i think..

    Politics.ie has a tendency to repeat itself!!

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    A rail line along the route outlined is an essential part of the national infrastructure. The fact that it has not happened already is testament to the priority place on the region by the ruling party and the lack of joined up thinking in relation to island wide transport.

    Getting a rail line to Navan is proving hard enough and with Fianna Fáil in government it is currently unimaginable that it will be actioned in our life time.

    PS don’t forget that Letterkenny would be serviced by this line also.

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