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Every generation is afraid to lose what was gained before. And so it is with the trains. There is a great sentimentality about the fear of losing the rail services.
Every generation is afraid to lose what was gained before. And so it is with the trains. There is a great sentimentality about the fear of losing the rail services. When one thinks of what was lost when the Galway to Clifden service was discontinued, you have to cringe. Imagine the cultural and economic possibilities of that service were it there today. Imagine that train puffing its way through the valleys, past the lakes, over the rivers and arriving in that town in the foothills of Connemara.
CIE has confirmed that the development of the Quiet Man Greenway along the Tuam to Athenry railway line will not prevent it from opening the rail line again for train use, if such services were ever reintroduced.
East Galway Minister Ciaran Cannon has received confirmation from CIE that the licence for the development of a greenway on CIE lands can be revoked at any time if the Board has alternative plans for the lands.
Fianna Fail Longford/Westmeath TD, Deputy Robert Troy, has proposed new measures to overhaul cycling infrastructure and improve safety.
The Old Rail Trail in Moate was the location for the launch by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin TD, of the ‘Strategy for the future development of National and Regional Greenways’.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport, Robert Troy says his party will continue its efforts to introduce new legislation aimed at improving road safety for cyclists.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Regional, Rural, Gaeltacht and Island Affairs Éamon Ó Cuív says the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport’s policy on greenway expansion must be reassessed so that a consistent approach can be adopted.
Extra freight trains are planned between Mayo and Waterford Port each week, bringing the annual total to in excess of 700. The news was broken by rail campaign group West-on-Track, which said the additional trains are for rising volumes of container traffic being shipped by multinationals based in Mayo. A further 730 freight trains currently operate between Mayo and Dublin Port.
Opening the old railway tunnel at Bohermore, and turning the remains of the Galway-Clifden railway bridge at NUI Galway, into pedestrian and cycle lanes would “boost cycle tourism” and “encourage citizens to alter their transport habits”.