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@Micko wrote:

The Green Party today unveiled proposals for a new light tram system like the LUAS for Cork City.

Green leader Trevor Sargent said badly needed transport projects like the Macroom by-pass have been ignored in Cork because they are not Transport 21 projects.

He said Cork City needed a LUAS to combat traffic congestion.

He also proposed a Cork Harbour water bus service and the re-opening of the Midleton to Cork railway line.

One day later

@Irish Times wrote:

The Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) has held preliminary discussions with Cork City Council officials about developing a light rail system for Cork. RPA chief executive Frank Allen confirmed that he had a meeting in Cork yesterday with council officials to examine the feasibility of establishing a light rail system to service the greater Cork area. He said that the discussions were at a preliminary stage and any light rail service would have to be part of an integrated land use strategy developed in a review of the Cork Area Strategic Plan (Casp). Yesterday discussions between the RPA and council officials coincided with the launch in Cork of an initiative by the Green Party calling for a light rail service to ease congestion in the city and surrounding hinterland.

Good decision to open talks; Luas into Connemara or re-opening the West Cork Railway would be a joke but this makes perfect sense given the population of the Southside and location of the Airport.

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