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Irish Rail sets out Rosslare plans

[ June 23, 2017   //   ]

Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) said it wanted to develop Rosslare Europort ro ro facility that it owns and operates in south-east Ireland in its response to the Irish Government’s National Planning Framework consultation.

The National Planning Framework sets out the country’s transport needs in 2040.

Rosslare Europort is the second largest seaport in Ireland for unitised road freight. The two main developments are to deepen the port to accommodate modern larger high-capacity vessels and to develop the port into a multi-modal facility, this would include the construction of a rail-freight interface from the adjacent railway route.

The response adds that the direct link to mainland Europe will be more vital post Brexit. Rosslare has a direct link to Cherbourg in France.

The port currently has good road connections to the rest of Ireland and rail links to Dublin and the West via Waterford. Irish Rail intermodal trains will lengthened by around a third shortly following completion of trails to operate longer trains.

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