A designated commuter train from Athenry to Galway could become a reality after a motion was adopted calling on City Hall to work in conjunction with the Galway County Galway, to ask Iarnród Éireann, for such a service.
The motion was proposed by Fianna Fáil Galway City East councillor Alan Cheevers at Monday’s city council meeting.
The proposed service will involve a passing loop on the track in Oranmore and platforms at Oranmore, Roscam, Ballyloughane, and Renmore, to Galway city centre.
“This will give a great opportunity to link platforms with bus services to Parkmore and GMIT, to get people out of cars, and give a positive transport solution,” said Cllr Cheevers.
He also said funding for the service can be applied for through the urban regeneration fund and Department of transport.