Cork Line Level Crossings Project
Iarnród Éireann is undertaking the Cork Line Level Crossings Project to identify the best approach to
removing/upgrading seven level crossings located along the main Cork to Dublin line. These level
crossings are being removed/upgraded to provide a safer environment for those living near the rail line
and a more efficient service for all Iarnród Éireann customers.
There are currently seven manned public road level crossings in operation on the Cork to Dublin line
between Limerick Junction and Mallow stations in Counties Cork and Limerick. The crossings are
located within a 24km section of the line between the Cork and Limerick county boundary.
The crossings are located at Fantstown, Thomastown, Ballyhay, Newtown, Ballycoskery, Shinanagh
Project Consultation Roadmap
Members of the public, interested stakeholders, landowners and prescribed bodies are being invited to contribute to the development of the Cork Line Level Crossings Project through public consultation and engagement at keys stages, as outlined in the Cork Line Level Crossings Public Consultation
Public consultation on the project was undertaken between Tuesday 12 November 2019 and Tuesday 21 January 2020 and has now closed.
Iarnród Éireann sought feedback on the Preliminary Design Report, the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Screening and Scoping Report and any other queries or comments stakeholders had on the Cork Line Level Crossings Project.
What happens next?
All submissions and feedback received during the public consultation will be reviewed and considered as part of the ongoing design development on each of the seven level crossings. Relevant feedback will be incorporated into the final design for the Cork Line Level Crossings Project and the accompanying Environmental Impact Assessment Report.
Submissions from individuals will be reported anonymously and feedback from organisations will be attributed to them. Submissions will not be individually responded to but will be summarised in a consultation report which will be published on irishrail.ie/CorkLineLevelCrossings.
The Cork Line Level Crossings Project will submit a Railway Order planning application to An Bord Pleanála for its independent assessment in 2020.