THE location of a new railway station at Tivoli and the position of three new bridges across the river Lee will be decided over the coming months.
Cork City Council has commenced a major transport assessment for the Cork Docklands that will cover both the Tivoli Docks north of the river and the City Docklands between the city centre and Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
The future route of a planned LUAS or rapid bus system through the Docklands and if a water‐based ferry or shuttle service will be required are some of the key questions the assessment will address.
The Cork Docklands Area-Based Transport Assessment (ABTA) will also make a decision on when The Marina should be permanently closed to through traffic.
There are three planned bridges that will form part of the future Docklands development.
The Eastern Gateway Bridge will connect the cross the river near Páirc Uí Chaoimh, the Water Street Bridge will cross at the Marina Commercial Park while the Mill Street bridge will cross close to the Custom House.
The ABTA will examine if these locations are still the most appropriate.
In relation to Tivoli, the assessment will recommend a location and a price for a new railway station on the Cork to Cobh and Midleton line.
It is planned to complete the ABTA before the end of May as the Council wants to publish draft Development Plans for the Cork Docklands in June and the Tivoli Docks in July.