Cork Passage Railway Greenway Improvement Scheme

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Week starting: 18th July  2022 -02nd August - Site will be closed for CIF Holidays 

Week starting: 18th July  2022


OPENING OF GREENWAY: The main section of the greenway from Pairc Ui Chaoimh to Rochestown Flyover has now been fully opened. 

Week starting: 01st August 2022


SECTION OF WORKS: Works will recommence on site after the CIF holidays. Works will be carried out off the main greenway, on new access ramps, continued upgrade works at Blackrock Station and Holland Part. 


Date Started: 01st  August 2022


Duration: Works will continue for approx. 6 months. 



Different traffic management may be required for the duration of works for final finishing works.


Notification of same will be given ahead of any disruptions. 

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Week starting: 01st August 2022


Works Location: Ballinsheen Bridge


Planned works: Closure of Ballinsheen Bridge 


Start Date: 11th October 2021


Duration: It is planned that the closure on the bridge will be required for 10 months. 


Traffic Management planned for the planned days and works:

Section of Works and Planned TM:

A local diversion via Skehard Road and Blackrock Avenue will be in place.


Week starting: 04th July  2022


SECTION OF WORKS: Blackrock Station to Skehard Road


Date Started: 13th September 2021


Duration: Approx 9 months works in this section of works.



To carry out the works safely this section of the greenway will have to be fully closed for the duration of the works.


The closure in place will be from Blackrock Station to the Skehard Rd


Diversions to be in place:

From Rochestown to Blackrock Station.

  • Exit Greenway at the Skehard Road Ramp

  • From Skehard Road proceed to Church Road

  • Proceed from Church Road to Blackrock Road

  • Enter back onto Greenway at Blackrock Bridge.

 From Pairc Ui Chaoimh to Rochestown

  • Exit Greenway at Blackrock Bridge

  • Blackrock Road

  • Church Road

  • Skehard Road

  • Enter back onto Greenway at Skehard Road Ramp


The Passage Railway Greenway Improvement Scheme is located to the east of the Cork City Council jurisdiction. The existing greenway, which as part of this scheme is proposed to be widened, provides an off-road link for pedestrians/cyclists to connect from Marina Road at the northern end of the scheme to the end of the current City boundary where the existing greenway crosses over the N40 via an overbridge.

The following modifications to the existing greenway are proposed:

• The widening of the existing surfaced area from 3m to 5m over the entire length of the existing greenway from Páirc Uí Chaoimh to Mahon.

• Create an Environmental ‘living’ corridor which will support pollinator populations, increase biodiversity and optimise the benefits for flora and fauna along the route.

• The construction of a new access ramp from the greenway to the Marina.

• Improved access from the Blackrock Road by reinstating the footbridge utilising the existing historic abutments, access ramp and disused railway platforms.

• The creation of a new access point at Eden Access by constructing a new access ramp and refurbishing the existing stone arch overbridge.

• Upgrading both access ramps from the Skehard Road.

• The installation of new public lighting along the full extent of the greenway.

• The installation of CCTV over the full extent of the greenway.

Click Here for a detailed map.

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Community Engagement

We, the project team are committed to carrying out these works in an efficient and customer orientated manner with the least inconvenience to you.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for your co-operation and if you require any further information on this, please do not hesitate to contact:


Project supervision team email:

Community Liaison Officer number:

086 144 9548

Site compound address:

Blackrock Avenue, Blackrock, Cork.


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