The benefits of the opening of the M9 has seen improved journey times for visitors in and out of Kilkenny. To boost the interconnectivity of the region a strong case should be made to create the East-West motorway with Kilkenny as a central spur on this road network. This would give the County a leading advantage for prospective industrial and business campuses to the City and encourage increased domestic and overseas tourism visitors.
Kilkenny’s place in the National Rail network is vitally important. The Chamber welcomes the requirement for Irish Rail to expand its passenger services through Kilkenny as a result of the anticipated North Quays Development in Waterford.
Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce would welcome the development of a dedicated bus station with associated services for commuters (rest and refresh facilities).