The Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy (CMATS) is set to map out the prospect of direct connectivity from Ballincollig to Mahon through the city centre.
The plan, which was due to be published 10 months ago, has been hit with a number of delays.
However, Ann Doherty, chief executive of Cork City Council, has seen ‘high-level drafts’ of the document and said the proposals will excite the public.
“We are waiting for the public consultation but it is really exciting when you see the whole picture of the role of pedestrian activity, cycling and public transport, whether that is bus, the rail out of the city and a realisable light rail, as well as the road network; it is a total package of transportation,” she said.
“There is a natural connectivity from the outer sides of Ballincollig in the west into Curraheen, Bishopstown, Wilton, the city to the train station, Tivoli and the other side of the river in Blackrock and Mahon.”