Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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Major revamp planned at Colbert Station for Bus Eireann 🙂
LIMERICKâ€™S Colbert Station is on for a major revamp-should the Limerick City Council Planning authority give the green light to a planning application lodged by Bus Eireann.
Permission is being sought for development at Colbert Station, Parnell Street, which is a protected structure.
The development will consist of demolition of existing single storey ancillary structures, removal of redundant trail tracks and public car parking to the north of the site, removal of public car parking to the west of the site, removal of bus stands, parking and staff parking to the south of the site and the provision of a new two storey bus station, comprising ticket offices, waiting areas, staff accommodation and public toilets, a direct step free link to the rail station concourse]
The limerick city council have yet to mark the exact location of the development site at Colbert station on their internet-site. So I took a calculated guess with the blue highlighted zones on the attached aerial image below. If Iâ€™m wrong do correct me!
Some thoughtâ€™s on the redevelopment.
(1) Is the disused petrol station part of the redevelopment?
(2) Demolition of existing single storey ancillary structures. Is the warehouse part of the redevelopment?
There use to be a rear entrance to the C.B.S. & Presentation Schools, if it is still in use would there be safety issues needed to be addressed (i.e. Bus and School exits side by side and footpaths crossed by bus exit).
(3) Removal of public car parking to the west of the site.
Reconfigured and landscaped forecourt with revised vehicular access/egress, four no. bus stops/shelters to the west of the site
Will they remove the railings in front of the main building? What will happen to the taxi rank?
(4) Removal of redundant trail tracks and public car parking to the north of the site
Provision of a new two storey bus station, (comprising ticket offices, waiting areas, staff accommodation and public toilets)
Direct step free link to the rail station concourse;
Covered access to 16 no. bus stands,
(5) Removal of bus stands, parking and staff parking to the south of the site. 329 no public car parking spaces to the south of the site?, together with ancillary site works
Where will they fit 329 cars here?
(6) New bus entrance at Roxborough Road
Will private buses have access to the Station?
Have container / freight trains ceased serving Limerick?
Poor Public Transport Coordination with Limerick City Bus Services?:confused:
The development upgrade is duly needed. Amazingly enough, arriving by public transport to Limerickâ€™s Colbert station either by train (commuter / inter-city) or by bus (expressway / local-rural-commuter) one cannot directly interchange with the city bus services simply because they donâ€™t run city services through Colbert Station!
That means letâ€™s say arriving from Ennis by commuter train and wish to continue on to the Regional Hospital in Raheen. You have two options a) take a taxi or b) walk some 5, 6 blocks to the city centre bus-stops. Take Galway city for example, their city bus services operate through the Eyre Square linking perfectly with the train and bus station.
This gap can be easily filled in Limerick by adding one bus-stop onto every city service route. Simply achieved after the buses arrive in the city centre, they then would all continue up William street, right turn into Roxborough road, right turn into rear of bus station, after bus stop then exiting right onto Parnell street, left turn Roches Street back into the city centre! Mallow Street could be used as an option as well. The idea of bus lanes for William Street, Roxborough Road, Parnell Street, Roches Street, Mallow Street might be well looking at.