KENT STATION IN CORK CITY

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KENT STATION IN CORK CITY

Kent Station is an Iarnród Éireann railway station in Cork, Ireland. Originally opened in 1893, the station operates as a hub for Intercity services to Dublin and Tralee and commuter services to Mallow, Cobh and Midleton.

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Planning permission was granted by Cork City Council in July 2013 for a new entrance building onto Horgan's Quay and a new bi-directional road linking Railway Street/Alfred Street and Horgan's Quay. The plan also included bus shelters, a new Car park with 140 spaces and a set-down area accessed from Horgan's Quay for taxis and buses.
In February 2014 €3 million was allocated towards implementing phase one including site works and detailed planning. Work began in summer 2014.
In September 2014 Irish Rail submitted a new application for two rather than one entrance building onto the quayside. The entrances will be smaller and will be connected to the southern end of the station’s existing underpass.

Planning was granted to Irish Rail by Cork City Council for this new application and Irish rail put the entrance building project out to tender in early 2015. It is hoped construction will commerce in summer 2015. Separately the new road project is planned to commence in early 2016 with its completion to coincide with the completion of the entrance building contract in late 2016.