LIMERICK could soon have more direct links to Cork following an update on the N/M20 Cork to Limerick project.
The project will provide 80 kilometres of Active Travel infrastructure to link the two cities, with ‘mobility hubs’ to feature at nine locations along the proposed route.
These mobility hubs will feature secure car parking, EV charging points, and links to public transport services to nearby towns and villages.
As part of the plan, Limerick is set to get two of these hubs at Croom and Bruree, which will also connect with the existing road network at Attyflin, near Patrickswell.
The proposed route will link in with current Active Travel measures along the route, as well as greenway networks in Cork and Limerick.
The nine proposed mobility hubs will be in Blarney, Rathduff, Mourneabbey, Mallow, Buttevant, Charleville, Bruree, and Croom.
The updated strategy also hopes to lead to a reduction in journey times between the two cities, with the bus journey hoped to take up to half an hour less.
The design team working on the project recommended no change to the existing hourly train links between Cork and Limerick via Limerick Junction.
Design work on the project is continuing, with project teams eager to hear the views of home or land owners along the proposed route.
A timeline for the delivery of the project has not yet been fixed, but further updates will follow throughout 2023.
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