A €185m upgrade of the commuter rail line in Cork has been announced by the Irish Government.

The money will be used to improve the railway on the north side of the city, as well as near Cork Kent station.

It will also enable the construction of stations at Tivoli, Blackpool, and Blarney, with funds allocated to support future electrification.

The Cork suburban network will also receive signalling upgrades and an increase in capacity with the doubling of lines between Midleton and Glounthane.

The funding comes from the Irish government’s £1bn Covid-19 recovery plan.