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Bus station timetable faces delay
Limerick Chronicle By Anne Sheridan
PLANS to bring Colbert Station into the 21st century will be held up until April of next year, as Limerick City Council have refused planning permission :confused:for a massive redevelopment of the bus and train station.
Bus Eireann have now appealed the decision to An Bord Pleanala, who are expected to reach a decision on the development by April 2 of next year.
In their submission to the planning authority, Bus Eireann state that the proposed new station, which would connect with the 19th century station, is necessary for passenger safety and improved efficiency.
Under the ambitious â‚¬1m plans, the bus station would move from the right to the left hand side of the current station and the existing bus station would be converted into a car park. A new two storey bus station, plans to remove redundant rail tracks, a public car park to the north and west of the site, are also indicated.
A landscaped garden is planned for the front of the station, where a car park is currently situated. An internal walkway would also connect the rail and bus station, providing greater easy of mobility for customers.
At the time the planning application was lodged with the city council, Erica Roseingrave, a spokesperson for Bus Eireann, said the company were “looking at a truly 21st century facility.”
Two years of construction work are anticipated if the plans are given the green light by An Bord Pleanala next year.