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Rail use groups continue to differ on future of disused rail lines

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.

Cubbard slams ‘outrageous’ cut to school bus service

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“Disgusting” and “outrageous” is how a city councillor has branded a decision to cease running a long-standing school bus service from Westside to Claddagh from mid-October, adding that it seriously compromises City Hall’s plans to encourage greater use of public transport.

Cycle a public bike and win your own bike on Thursday

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As part of the celebrations across European cities for “In Town Without My Car” (or “Car Free”) Day on Thursday, September 22 2016, Galway City Council will set up dedicated traffic-free space and a cycle hub in the city centre, and will run a City Cycle at 1.30pm.

O’Brien welcomes the addition of Retreat/Cartrontroy area to local bus route

Local Independent councillor, Michael O’Brien, has welcomed the news that the Retreat and Cartrontroy areas are to be included in a new local bus route in Athlone town.

Kyne says it is galling that opponents to City Bypass are offering sympathy to communities affected by traffic

Galway West TD and General Election Candidate Seán Kyne has reiterated his support for the Galway City Bypass following a public meeting on the project held last week.

Naughton welcomes design works to save Parkmore employees thousands of hours being stuck in traffic

inisterial officials, The National Transport Authority and Galway City Council, the Government, through the NTA, committed to allocating €100,000 funding for detailed design works at Parkmore — to allow for a scheme that will save Parkmore employees from being stuck in traffic for thousands of hours each year.

Councillors dismiss proposal for cars to be allowed travel on Seamus Quirke Road bus lane

A proposal by Fine Gael councillor Pearce Flannery to try to allievate traffic congestion on the Seamus Quirke Road has failed to get the backing of Galway City Council, despite impassioned pleas from a number of local representatives. Cllr Flannery wanted the National Transport Authority to consider piloting a scheme whereby cars with three or more people could travel on the bus lane on Seamus Quirke Road. He believes this would encourage commuters travelling from the west side of the city to work on the east side to car pool. He has spoken before about the length of time it takes to cross the city at rush hour.

Councillors bemoan lack of services linking city’s west and east sides

A number of city councillors have voiced their frustration about the lack of a direct bus service linking Knocknacarra and Westside with the industrial estates on the eastern side of the city such as Parkmore, Liosbaun, and Ballybane.

Stats show Galway Bike Scheme proving very popular

Galway’s Bike Scheme has attracted more than 2,100 annual members in its first 10 months in operation. Usage figures supplied by the National Transport Authority show the Cathedral is by far the most popular docking station while stations at Fr. Burke Road, New Dock Street, Claddagh Basin and Eyre Square are also widely used.

 

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