Did you know that…?
A train carrying over 100 passengers would use the same amount of fuel as 10 cars carrying only 20 people!
Train frequency along the Waterford-Dublin line increased 89% between 2000 and 2010. 
Thomastown Train station photo
A multi-modal transport network is vital for the County to ensure accessibility, improve connectivity and economic and industrial competitiveness and success. The provision of transportation infrastructure including road and rail together with public transport projects must be integrated with a sustainable settlement strategy.
Significant improvements have been made during the life of the current Development Plan including the M8 and M9/M10 motorways. The completion of the Waterford to Dublin route is seen as a critical piece of enabling infrastructure for the county.  The rail service has also been significantly improved. Investment has occurred in rolling stock and track with faster and more frequent trains.  The County is served by two railway lines: the Waterford to Dublin rail route serves the City and Thomastown with daily services. Belview port is served by rail which facilitates the movement of freight to and from the port.  
Photo M9
Kilkenny City adopted a Mobility Management Plan for 2009-2014 which introduced a series of measures which will improve the attractiveness of using public transport, cycling and walking, and car-pooling. Objectives within the plan include provision of 50 kilometres of cycle lanes in the city and Environs and improvement of pedestrian facilities. 
Sea access to Kilkenny is provided through the deep water port at Belview.
Photo cycling Kilkenny city parade
  • Are cycling and walking feasible alternatives to cars? What can be done to promote alternative means of transport ?
  • How can we cater for people who have mobility difficulties? Is there a need for more traffic calming measures in our towns and villages?
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