Return of train food coming down the tracks, says Ollie Crowe

The much bemoaned absence of catering on trains between Galway and Dublin will soon be no more, following the confirmation that Iarnród Éireann are to phase the service back in from next month.

Train users, many of whom expressed their displeasure through the letters page of the Advertiser in recent months had complained of how much the lack of catering had detracted from the journeys.

One elderly woman wrote to us recently to tell of her inability to get a warm drink at her departing station in the county or on the train to and from the capital.

However, last night Senator Ollie Crowe announced that following a meeting with Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail, the company has confirmed the return of catering services to their trains.

During the oproductive meeting between Senator Crowe and Irish Rail officials, the company also confirmed the imminent addition of extra capacity to Galway to Dublin trains through the inclusion of additional carriages.

“The restoration of catering services is set to take place on a phased basis, with service resuming from late March. The catering services will include a range of food and drink options, including snacks, sandwiches, and hot and cold beverages, allowing passengers to enjoy a comfortable and convenient journey,” he said.

“I am delighted to have received confirmation from Irish Rail that catering services will be returning to their trains soon,” said Senator Crowe. “It’s great news for passengers, who will once again be able to enjoy a range of food and drink options while travelling across the country.”

In addition to the return of catering services, Irish Rail’s decision to add extra capacity to Galway to Dublin trains will greatly benefit commuters and passengers. The additional carriages will ensure that there is sufficient space for everyone to travel comfortably, reducing overcrowding and improving the overall travel experience.

“I would like to thank Irish Rail for their commitment to improving the travel experience for passengers,” Senator Crowe continued. “I am pleased to see that the company is taking steps to make travel more comfortable and convenient for all, and I look forward to seeing these improvements in action in the coming weeks and months,” he added.


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