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Unread 30-11-2017, 15:07   #1
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Default Rosslare line threat

https://www.independent.ie/irish-new...-36366154.html

Surely a line that has operated for decades and managed to survive in all weathers can be protected in the 21st century. Rail to ports are a national asset in terms of strategic infrastructure and should be maintained as a priority. Instead we get such a warning without any plan to prevent the problem and preserve the line. CIE are masters at undermining the network firstly they claim a line is hard to maintain, then they reduce the service to a point where it is not adequate and then due to falling passenger numbers they propose closure. Rosslare is a critical port and more so now as a Brexit option for freight export avoiding UK. We should be opening lines to Rosslare not warning of closures. To think there was a Cork to Rosslare line in the 1960s that was a jewel running alongside the Blackwater river one can imagine what CIE is capable of deciding.
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Unread 30-11-2017, 17:21   #2
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Where is the threat supposed to be?

Bray to Wicklow seems the biggest risk, but there hasn't been any talk of closing that line.

If it's the line through Wexford town, there are much bigger problems than a threatened railway line.

The only other place it gets very close to the coast is a short section between Rosslare Strand and Rosslare Harbour.
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Unread 30-11-2017, 19:56   #3
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It's the section between the Strand and the harbour. There has been a lot of erosion long-term around that stretch. Suits some of the negative closure mentality of the powers that be.
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