Carlow County Council Seeks Public Input on New Pedestrian Link from Train Station to Town Centre

Carlow County Council is inviting submissions from the public on their plans for a new pedestrian route connecting Carlow Train Station to Carlow Town Centre. This initiative, which is funded through the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF), aims to improve accessibility, increase permeability and encourage sustainable travel options within the town.

The provision of the project, under Part 8 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended), will see the creation of a dedicated pedestrian walkway. This will enhance connectivity between the train station and the town centre, improving ease of access for commuters, visitors, and residents alike.

“We are excited to unveil plans for this new pedestrian route,” says Conor Moriarty, Senior Executive Architect at Carlow County Council. “This project aligns with our ambitions for Carlow as a vibrant and sustainable town, as outlined in ‘Project Carlow 2040 – A Vision for Regeneration’. By improving pedestrian access, we aim to encourage more people to walk, cycle, or use public transport, reducing congestion and creating a more pleasant environment for everyone.”

Public submissions are welcome on any aspect of the proposed development that relates to proper planning and sustainable development of the area.

How to Submit Your Feedback:

The deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm on May 7th, 2024. Residents can submit their feedback through the following methods:

  • In Writing: Send your submission to the Planning Department, Carlow County Council, County Buildings, Athy Road, Carlow, clearly marked ‘Rail Link Project – Part 8 Process’.
  • Online: Visit Carlow County Council’s Public Consultation Portal and use the ‘Make a Submission’ link for the Rail Link Project.
  • Email: Submissions can also be emailed to with the subject line ‘Rail Link Project – Part 8 Process’.


Important Notes:

  • Submit your feedback through only one method (hard copy, online, or email).
  • All submissions received are subject to public viewing.
  • A full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is not required for this project.


Carlow County Council is committed to creating a more sustainable and accessible Carlow for all. We encourage everyone to participate in this important project and share their feedback.

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