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Limerick station to get €16.8 million cash injection

The works will be carried out in the coming years subject to planning permission.

Image: Colbert Station via Google Maps

LIMERICK’S COLBERT STATION is getting a substantial makeover.

The Minister for Transport Alan Kelly announced a multi million euro investment for the station today.

The €16.8 million project will include a new pedestrian plaza and public drop-off point that will serve as a civic area for the city replacing the current car-park and disused fuel station at the front of the train station.

The works will be carried out in the coming years subject to planning permission.

The train station’s existing toilet block will be demolished to make way for a new bus station, with the current bus station being converted into the access area for a new 235-space car park.

Announcing the news, Minister Kelly said:

“The plans will greatly improve the public transport experience for the thousands of people who use the station on a daily basis.

“The station will now be modernised with a seamless interchange between bus and rail services with shared ticketing office, waiting areas and retail spaces.

The capacity of the station for both bus and rail will be increased and this will become the key public transport hub serving all Limerick city.

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Approximately 2,500 rail passengers pass through Colbert Station every day while the Bus Éireann service accommodates approximately 1 million passengers a year with 125 busses departing each day.

 

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