Re: Re: Cork Transport
Where I could see a service working is linking Cobh to Ringaskiddy.
Since, I have some knowledge of Rotterdam, I’ll make one comparison. The fast ferry from Rotterdam to Dordrecht serves a number of towns and villages that don’t have or have a very poor public transport connection to the two towns. You could travel Dordrecht-Rotterdam much faster by train and I wonder if anyone uses the service for the entire trip.
Unfortunately, a route up from the Lower Harbour is essentially duplicating one of the best served public transport routes in Cork. Perhaps if it stuck to stops on the west bank (with a possible exception for Little Island), it might be more viable.
But, I could still see a situation where you could feed passengers from the various Lower Harbour towns onto the train at Cobh for further connections, while providing a previously unavailable connectivity in the Lower Harbour.