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Mayo Chambers, a business group representing more than 4,000 Mayo businesses, has called for the rail line between Claremorris and Athenry to be reinstated for freight services to connect the county directly with Waterford, Cork, and Foynes ports.
Paying €500 million for the 16.5km N6 Galway outer bypass, which works out at €30 million a kilometre, is an "obscenity", particularly when the road will do little to solve traffic congestion in the city, and when there are "cheaper, cleaner, and more sustainable solutions".
A Galway county councillor has called for a “positive review” of the country’s railway service, in particular the Western Rail Corridor, and not a “knee-jerk reaction”.
Oranmore Station will open for customers on Sunday, with the official opening by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar TD taking place on Monday afternoon, right in time for the Galway races.
Public transport passengers throughout Galway are being advised to check the Bus Eireann website this morning to see if services will resume following talks which continued up to the deadline of midnight last night.
The Tuam to Athenry section of the Western Rail Corridor is still very much a viable option and is a valuable piece of infrastructure for the west of the country that should be protected, that is according to county councillors who voted this week to remove it from the Galway County Walking and Cycling Strategy which had proposed it as a possible walking and cycling greenway.
Rail passengers from Galway will be using bus services between the city and Athenry this weekend.
In a statement this week, Senator Lorraine Higgins has urged for swift action to be undertaken in alleviating the traffic congestion which has been caused by train delays at Athenry. She insists that “Irish Rail must adopt an imaginative solution to the persistent traffic chaos that ensues when trains are delayed at Athenry. Unless something is done immediately, the town will lose significant trade to neighbouring areas.” When trains on the Galway/Limerick and Dublin/Galway are delayed on the single track system, it has a significant knock-on effect, not just on arrival and departure times for passengers.”
Irish Rail’s announcement that it will reduce journey times between Galway and Dublin by 15/20 minutes is welcome but the Galway-Limerick rail times are still “a disgrace”.
Iarnród Éireann has apologised to rail passengers who have been subjected to anti-social behaviour on trains and the company is to take a number of measures to counteract such behaviour in the future.