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here is something for us all to get involved with and talk about

think of cyprus with TRAINS yes TRAINS the cyprus coast trains run by cyprus and all money put back into cyprus with station at pophos with the bus station with it with conections to polis as we travel from pophos calling at pophos airport then limassol and larnaca with another main station here so you can go to nicosia on we go again calling at larnica airport then paralimmi and last stop nappa just imagine it if it was
10 euro all day ticket and 5 euro single if u did a million people a year you would advagae nearly 10 million euro a year and this would all go back into cyprus as this would be owned by the government of cyprus i think this would put cyprus well and trully on the map and create a huge amount of jobs and all new kinds of prospects as it would become quicker around cyprus


i now there maybe spelling mistakes as i slighty dislexic <write how i read>sorry
 
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here is something for us all to get involved with and talk about

think of cyprus with TRAINS yes TRAINS the cyprus coast trains run by cyprus and all money put back into cyprus with station at pophos with the bus station with it with conections to polis as we travel from pophos calling at pophos airport then limassol and larnaca with another main station here so you can go to nicosia on we go again calling at larnica airport then paralimmi and last stop nappa just imagine it if it was
10 euro all day ticket and 5 euro single if u did a million people a year you would advagae nearly 10 million euro a year and this would all go back into cyprus as this would be owned by the government of cyprus i think this would put cyprus well and trully on the map and create a huge amount of jobs and all new kinds of prospects as it would become quicker around cyprus


i now there maybe spelling mistakes as i slighty dislexic <write how i read>sorry
The investment cost would be huge. But idea is very good.

Don't worry about the dyslexia, you are in good company. The Swedish King and Crown princess have both the same problem

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There are a number of holes in your suggestion:
1. There are only approx. 860000 inhabitants in the Republic so even with holiday makers train usage would be significantly less than the 1 million quoted.
2. The cost would exorbitant with Cyprus practically bankrupt where would the money come from.
3. With running and staff costs there wouldn't be much left of your €10,000000 how could the cost pay back be funded.
4. When you can drive from one end of the island to the other in 3 hours or so why bother with trains.
5. The government couldn't run a platform kiosk let alone the whole railway system!
 

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Pray tell me how I would be able to go by train from my home in Kannaviou to Ikea in Nicosia and return with all the wall units I wanted to buy?

This is a car based society with no need to invest hundreds of millions into a rail system which, like most in the world, would struggle to not make a loss.

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The last railway network on Cyprus closed down because of financial loss in 1951 and the industrial mining trains last ran in 1974, but the boffins at the University of Cyprus have determined that the Intercity rail and tram network is viable (from an environmental perspective) and plans were afoot to have an Inter City network in place by 2030 - I suspect the crisis has put an end to that, but perhaps the hydrocarbon dollars will revive the plans. Dubai is a good example of a car-bound society that is being weaned off their dependence by the installation of a rail network - if the money is there and the government has sense, it will invest in something similar - but I doubt they will have either.
 

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Dubai is a good example of a car-bound society that is being weaned off their dependence by the installation of a rail network - if the money is there and the government has sense, it will invest in something similar - but I doubt they will have either.
I disagree that Dubai is a good example to compare with Cyprus. That wealthy nation can well afford to build railways to help deal with their severe traffic congestion. Cyprus is a poor nation that does not have the investment money for a railway system that would provide a solution to a problem that does not exist.

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The point is that Dubai was a sleepy, poor backwater - its oil and gas wealth created the boom /congestion and the rail system is part of the solution. Cyprus does have a problem of traffic congestion/environmental pollution/road deaths/poor public transport infrastructure (at least in Nicosia) which will only get worse as the forecast oil and gas boom takes off (if it ever does) and the solution has been identified as an Intercity network, although I doubt it will ever materialise. I understand they're igniting the flares on the first rigs today, so we may get a hint as to whether there will be a gas bonanza or a damp squib...
 

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The point is that Dubai was a sleepy, poor backwater - its oil and gas wealth created the boom /congestion and the rail system is part of the solution. Cyprus does have a problem of traffic congestion/environmental pollution/road deaths/poor public transport infrastructure (at least in Nicosia) which will only get worse as the forecast oil and gas boom takes off (if it ever does) and the solution has been identified as an Intercity network, although I doubt it will ever materialise. I understand they're igniting the flares on the first rigs today, so we may get a hint as to whether there will be a gas bonanza or a damp squib...
I understand what you are saying but don't think it relates in the same scale. Dubai has double the population in a country half the size with most of them concentrated in 1 urban area.

Nicosia's traffic problems may warrant a local solution but an inter-city network will not provide this. Unless a local public transport structure is created in all the main towns anyone getting off a train will have a problem reaching their destination. So although an inter-city network might seem a good proposal, a full solution must take in far more. With the population distributed as it is, it is hard to imagine how this could ever be an economical reality.

By the way I was unaware that "the forecast oil and gas boom" would include oil. I have only seen mention of gas.

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