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Proposed Galway Ceannt Station RedevelopmentRail and bus services to and from Galway are set to expand dramatically under the Transport 21 investment programme, funded by the Irish Government. By 2015, rail demand is projected to increase as a result of the enhanced services from 1.25 million journeys through the station annually to 3 million. Bus passengers will also more than double from 1.8 million to almost 4 million.
A new transport hub at the heart of GalwayTo cater for these new and enhanced services and growth in demand, it is proposed that Ceannt Station will be developed into a world-class transport interchange for the West of Ireland in the heart of Galway city.
The integrated facility will enhance rail capacity through the development of three platforms, allowing for Intercity and Commuter service expansion.
A total of 25 dedicated bus bays will be provided at the interchange to facilitate the expected increase in bus passengers.
As well as enhanced public transport links to Ceannt Station, approximately 500 parking spaces dedicated for public transport users will be available, and enhanced set-down facilities for cars, and rank facilities for taxis will also be provided.
The design proposed for the Interchange is in keeping with the great European ‘cathedral’ stations, with a vaulted roof structure to give a customer-friendly environment maximising light and space. Buildings such as Berlin’s new train station and London’s British Museum have utilised this approach to dramatic effect.
Ceannt Station Quarter – a new Urban Quarter for Galway
The project also presents a unique opportunity to create an exemplar of urban design in this most cosmopolitan yet distinctly Irish city. This will deliver to the people of Galway a new city quarter which will complement and enhance the existing Galway City area.
A vibrant, mixed-use quarter is envisaged, encapsulating:
Ceannt Station Quarter will be a crossroads in the city of Galway, linking the medieval core of the city with the harbour front.
The land use and planning policy framework for the development of Ceannt Station Quarter are supported by a range of national, regional and local guidelines and plans, including:
CIÉ in engaged in ongoing extensive public consultation with all stakeholders and members of the public with an interest in the project. Public Information days have taken place at the Hotel Meyrick, Galway on 13th and 14th March and at Galway City Library, St Augustine St on 17th and 18th July.
Please download the presentation material on display at our July consultation – (click here)
For those unable to attend or those wishing to submit further comments on the proposals, communication can be made in the following ways