THE_Chris wrote:I think Waterford will come into its own a lot once the N/M9 build is done. At the moment Waterford is almost partially cut off. Once the new road is open everyone will suddenly realise that Waterford is in easy reach of Dublin and development and stuff will increase very rapidly.
phil.waterford wrote:I believe that the city quays should become places for the people of waterford like it was when the Tall ships were here. If the second bridge is built at Reginalds tower it is very unlikely to have an opening span as almost all shipping upriver seems to reducing as times goes by and the new port at bellview carrys what used to go to frank Cassin wharf (north Quays) THis location for a pier is downstream and on the city side of the new bridge, tourists could walk through the pier development across the park, up the new civic street past the old sector and into the shopping area -
about half way down,
Permission granted for train station redevelopment (Irish Examiner)
By Conor Kane 04 June 2007
WORK on re-developing Plunkett Station in Waterford could begin in a number of weeks following the local councilâ€™s decision to grant planning permission.
IarnrÃ³d Ã‰ireannâ€™s 17 million re-development plan has been given the go-ahead, subject to 20 conditions, and will get under way in the near future if there is no appeal to An Bord PleanÃ¡la.
The work is expected to take about 18 months to complete.
Local Green Party councillor Brendan McCann had objected to the proposal when it was submitted to Waterford City Council.
The project includes a 328-bay multi-storey car park as well as bus interchange facilities, a customer area, retail units, and a ticket office and toilets.
A mezzanine level will include staff toilets and a canteen.
Brendan McCannâ€™s objection centred around the planned car park, while he also said that the red-brick facade of the building should be kept. He described the proposed building as â€œuglyâ€ and â€œvisually obtrusiveâ€ in his objection.
Plunkett Stationâ€™s current guise dates back to 1965 and, according to IarnrÃ³d Ã‰ireann in its renewal plans, new parking capacity and space were long overdue.
Increases in the amount of people using the rail service to and from Waterford and the ongoing investment in rolling stock and tracks also prompted the decision to try and upgrade the station, according to the rail company.
Much local concern centres on traffic problems in front of the station, with long delays experienced by motorists at the adjacent Rice Bridge at peak times.
A traffic consultant is reviewing the traffic problems at the problematic junction, as well as all of the N25 corridor, which sees an average of about 40,000 vehicles every day.
Much attention is focussed on the difficulties experienced by motorists coming out of Plunkett Station, into rush-hour traffic, and the delays faced by traffic coming from both directions on the N25, when trying to turn onto the bridge and into the city centre at the roundabout.
CologneMike wrote:We will be one of the 40.000 vehicles passing Plunkett Station soon on a Friday teatime. Not relishing the thought of all those potential tailbacks between Rosslare and Limerick. Give us back the Swansea-Cork line!
lostexpectation wrote:what with the bolding colognerMike? drop it people have asked already
what with the bolding colognerMike?
drop it people have asked already
Planned Waterford development shelved
RTE (Tuesday, 26 February 2008)
A multi-million euro development planned for Waterford city will not now be going ahead.
The planned development of the North Wharf was central to the rejuvenation of the city centre.
The Port of Waterford company has confirmed that the Cork based development company that had planned to invest â‚¬37m in the project has pulled out.
The project was due to involve hotels, marina developments, offices and apartments, and was expected to lead to other developments along what was once known as Europe's finest quays.
Further development was also planned on the 13-acre site.
The Port of Waterford company has said it is in discussions with a number of other companies who may be interested in buying the 13-acre site.
CologneMike wrote:It seems â€œDockland Rejuvenation Projectsâ€ in Ireland require large amounts of patience! (Waterford, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Dublin).
KerryBog2 wrote:Sustainable development, not dreamtime in the outback............