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Cork Area Transit System Study

MVA Consultancy was appointed by Cork City Council to undertake a public transport feasibility study for the Cork City Region (Metropolitan Cork) to provide for public transport needs up to 2020 and beyond. The project was undertaken by the Consultant working with a project group with membership drawn from Cork City Council, Cork County Council and Bus Éireann. 

This feasibility study was subsequently named the Cork Area Transit Scheme (CATS) Study, to reflect the need for a ‘step-up’ and network wide approach to the development of public transport in the Cork Metropolitan Area.  

The main recommendations of the study are:

·        The development of a single Rapid Transit Corridor, running from city centre/Docklands to Bishopstown and
         Ballincollig with a future link to Mahon.

·        The preferred system is Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) rather than Light Rail Transit (LRT – equivalent to Luas in Dublin).

·        A significantly upgrade of the conventional bus services in the Cork City Region.

·        A new traffic management system for the city centre to facilitate the introduction of the BRT system and to generally improve the environment for shoppers and visitors.

·        Additional measures include integrated ticketing and real time passenger information. 

The general public is welcome to give their views and submissions on the study recommendations in writing to Pat Casey, Senior Engineer, Traffic Division, Cork City Council, City Hall, Cork before 4.00 pm on 25th March 2010.  

To download the Report please click on the link below.

Cork Area Transit System Study




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