Sustainable Commuting Being Supported

-The Blackpool station must be developed-
Cork Chamber, the voice of business in Cork, welcomes the NTA announcement of a nation-wide 50% public transport fare reduction for young people (aged 19-23) along with the inclusion of Mallow in the Cork commuter rail fare area, from today.

Commenting on the announcement, Conor Healy, Cork Chamber CEO, said:

“The inclusion of Mallow in the Cork commuter rail fare, which we have had substantial engagement with the NTA over the last number of years, is a significant and highly welcomed win for residents in North Cork and the city region as a whole. Mallow is a key residential zone in North Cork with a large commuting population accessing Cork city and suburbs daily.”

“This is a practical action that will make real the increase in modal share of sustainable and active travel, laid out in the NDP, Cork City and County Development Plans and CMATS, and in support of a climate-neutral smart city by 2030.”

“It is now critical that this momentum continues. Blackpool must be serviced by a suburban rail station. As a key economic centre on the northside of the city, the strategic development of a station at Kilbarry will not only increase commuter numbers into the city and accessibility of the northside, but will also facilitate the growth of the employment zone in Blackpool and the development of the Kilbarry Business and Technology Park.”