Ianrod Éireann / Irish Rail is planning to increase the frequency and add additional capacity to its Cork to Fota Commuter train service for the duration of the 2014 Irish Open at Fota Island Resort in June of this year (19th – 22nd June 2014). Fota Island, which is beautifully situated in the middle of Cork Harbour, has its own Railway Station – just 13 minutes by train from Kent Station, Cork – or 10 minutes by train from Cobh.
A special entrance to the golf course, just a short walk from Fota Station, has also been organised by the European Tour – so that travelling by train to Fota for the 2014 Irish Open at Fota Island Resort is made easy for everyone.
People from all over Ireland are expected to travel by train to Cork and Fota in June for this year’s 2014 Irish Open at Fota Island Resort. Iarnród Éireann / Irish Rail has 16 trains a day from Dublin and Limerick to Cork, eight train services a day from Tralee and Killarney to Cork, and 20 trains a day from Mallow in North Cork to Kent Station, Cork – where passengers can change to the local Cork to Cobh Commuter train service for Fota Island Station.
Fota Station, on the busy Cork to Cobh Commuter Rail Line, already has 23 trains a day from Cork every weekday – and Iarnród Éireann / Irish Rail said that it is planning to increase the frequency of its trains to Fota and add additional capacity to cater for the expected demand wishing to attend the 2014 Irish Open at Fota in June.
Midleton and Carrigtwohill Railway Stations, in East Cork, are also ideally situated to cater for golf fans coming from East Cork. Midleton Station is 12 minutes by train to Glounthaune and Carrigtwohill Station is only five minutes by train to Glounthaune – where passengers can change trains and hop on another train to Fota – which is only three minutes by train from Glounthaune to Fota.
Iarnród Éireann / Irish Rail is already offering free parking at all its East Cork Commuter Railway Stations in 2014 – i.e. at Midleton, Carrigtwohill, Glounthaune and Little Island Stations.
Ray Foley, Station Manager, Cork said: “Fota Island has its own railway station – with an entrance to the golf course just a short walk from Fota Station. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to ‘Take The Train to Fota’ to avoid the traffic jams on the roads, and with free parking at our East Cork Commuter Railway Stations, increased train frequency and additional seat capacity to Fota, it has never been easier.
“We hope everyone will enjoy their visit to Cork and to Fota Island Resort for the 2014 Irish Open and we at Iarnród Éireann / Irish Rail are going to play our part in helping everyone have a enjoyable time and a good experience.”