Greenway campaigners successfully block Busway on route

After the Ulster Transport Authority closed the former Belfast & County Down Railway mainline from Belfast to Newcastle via Comber in 1950, the old double trackbed from Belfast to Comber was left in place by the Northern Ireland government. Unlike many other closed railways the line ran through mostly urban and suburban areas, so rather…

Varakar supportive of Foynes rail freight

In response to a question from Deputy Patrick O’Donovan ( FG, Limerick) Transport minister Leo Varadkar stated in the Dáil that: “I see the potential for enormous growth in Shannon Foynes in the coming years. It is a deep-water and bulk port, meaning it can carry much cargo. However, it will need the existing road…

Railfreight from Foynes again

Foynes in Co. Limerick is one of Ireland’s busiest seaports and handles 10 million tonnes of cargo every year. That number is rising and at present all traffic in and out of Foynes is by road. Growth of the port requires enhanced transport links, so as part of their master plan up to 2041, the…

D-Day looms for Derry Waterside station

Months after the consultation on what proposals should be adopted for the new Derry-Londonderry Waterside station completed there’s still no official word as to what option will be adopted by the NI Department for Regional Development. We understand that the reopening and refurbishment of the old NCC Terminal station next door to the utilitarian late…