Midelton - Glounthaune Railway Line

Major €35m civil engineering project to facilitate the reopening and upgrading of the Midelton-Glounthaune Railway line which had been out of commission for 40 years


Iarnrod Eireann


PM Group



JCL were 50% stakeholders in the Joint Venture which delivered this key piece of railway infrastructure in a challenging and varied environment

Key Features

- Bulk earthworks were required in significant quantities across the entire 11km of the scheme. 150,000m3 disposal with 200,000m3 imported to form the new track bed

- Major structures with 5 new build overbridges, 1 new build underbridge, 8 upgrades to existing bridges – primarily with piled foundations and precast concrete construction

- New structural steel footbridges at Carrigtwohill and Midelton StationsMajor culvert structure 1km long 2.5 x 2.4m - river diversion immediately adjajcent to the new railway line working within the confines of Inland Fisheries Irelands guidelines (works only permitted May – September)

- 12km of drainage network with pipes ranging to 750mm and significant attenuation including open ponds and buried tanks

- New station at Midelton involved works to the original protected station building, with major refurbishment and extension to provide a modern fit for purpose building and platforms with full accessibility (including new lifts) and 500 car parking spaces

- Carrigtwohill Station included substantial building works, platform construction and car park construction

- Major works were carried wout within the Great Island Channel Special Area of Conservation

- Major pedestrian and traffic management desigend and implemented on site

- Ongoing liasion with Cork County Council, Irish Parks & Wildlife, Inland Fisheries Ireland, Utility Providers and local landowners and residents

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