The Gort railway station is “one of the most significant stages” of the Western Rail Corridor, that’s according to the chairman of the Oireachtas Transport Committee, Frank Fahey, who welcomed the news that an objection lodged with An Bord Pleanála has now been withdrawn.
The new station at Gort forms Phase 1 of the Western Rail Corridor and trackwork began on the section in October 2007. The Ennis to Athenry line will link the towns of Sixmilebridge, Gort, Ardrahan, Craughwell, Oranmore, Athenry, and Galway.
Welcoming the news local Fianna Fail TD Frank Fahey said yesterday: “This is one of the most significant stages of the development of the Western Rail Corridor and I am delighted that it will now be in a position to move forward.
“In addition, I have also been informed that Garraun has been located for the Oranmore station as the level crossing at the old station site was not suitable for use. In order to progress matters as soon as possible, I have sought a meeting with Dr John Lynch of CIE concerning the station at Gort as well as the station at Oranmore,” he concluded.