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Tourists to Galway and the west last year spent almost a billion euro in the region, and new transport links can help ensure that sort of spend is maintained, Transport Minister Noel Dempsey said this week.
It has been announced this week that the new Galway to Limerick direct train service will be up and running by May 2009.
Decentralisation plans for Mayo were largely unaffected by Minister Brian Lenihan’s budget, the details of which were announced this week, except for 38 jobs which will be reviewed in three years’ time. Confirmation was given by the Finance Minister that decentralisation will go ahead in Claremorris and Charlestown.
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Transport Committee, Frank Fahey, who welcomed the news that an objection lodged with An Bord Pleanála has now been withdrawn.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 Council for the West has been urged to convene a meeting to bring together the social and economic interests of the region. The purpose of this is to present a united approach to the Government in relation to future road and rail investment in the west of Ireland.
Green Party Cllr Niall Ó Brolcháin along with this fellow Green Local Election candidates will do a sponsored walk from Athenry to Tuam.
Phase one of the Western Rail Corridor is due to get under way in September, enabling rail travel from Galway to Ennis, Limerick, and on to Cork, Tralee, Rosslare, and Waterford. It could also be a boost for business and tourism.
The Mayo Chambers are “astonished” by the recommendations contained in the An Bord Snip Nua report in relation to the non-completion of the Western Rail Corridor and the axing of the Manulla-Ballina railway.
Without the EU, the M6 motorway running past Athenry, its local road infrastructure, and the western rail corridor connecting Athenry to Limerick would “never have got off the ground”.
The West on Track Community Campaign has warmly welcomed the announcement in the joint programme for Government that work is to continue on the subsequent phases of the Western Rail Corridor and Navan rail projects for earliest possible delivery.