Originally Posted by KeithYoung
Google Maps put the road journey time between Limerick and Galway at 1 hour and 29 minutes. What about Bus Eireann?
It's all the more bizarre to re-open a rail line that never had a chance of beating the other two main forms of transport in journey times. The money could have been better spent elsewhere. The reasons are well documented, I'm just restating the obvious.
What would €100m have done to journey times on Cork - Dublin - Belfast? And for argument sake what would it have cost to re-open the line and have a competitive journey time?
I would suggest that spending €100m on Cork - Dublin - Belfast would have done nothing for journey times. CIE/IE have had millions to spend on both lines for years now and timings are worse than they were 20 years ago!