What say you?
Would it cost that much?:dunno:
Sponge is being silly
Interesting. I note that posters here have gone straight for the assumption that only a brand new tgv or ave route is what's being considered.
OK that is doable.Rather what will be planned (and never built) is retrofitted high speed with a max 220kmh speed. A new alignment from Newry to Lisburn,
Interesting, you would have the 'DU' portion running further west than originally then. Say Drogheda<>Swords<>Heustona new alignment from Drogheda to Heuston
YOU reckon no new alignments along Cork Hueston so.and some other rebuilt sections
Of course.plus electrification
Such a spine would support de facto Electrification to Kilkenny and Limerick too as long as the trains had battery packs. AND of course to Navan on the existing line.would allow Belfast to Cork services regularly get above 200kmh. With good connections at Portarlington Belfast and Limerick Junction most of Ireland's population would be fairly accessible to the high speed spine route.