Planning permission has been granted by the Galway County Council for a train station in Oranmore, with a total of 10 conditions.
The works will include a new 174 metre platform and provide for a 150 bay car park. Commuters will be able to use the station as a commuter service to and from Galway and Limerick. The cost has been included in the €106.5 million budget for the Western Rail Corridor project.
The news has been welcomed by Fianna Fáil Galway West candidate Frank Fahey.
“This is a most welcome development for the people of Oranmore, in that it will allow commuters daily access to and from Galway, and reduce traffic congestion on the eastern approach roads,” he said.
CIE chairman John Lynch has confirmed to Dep Fahey that the necessary funding is in place for the construction of the station. Construction will begin in the coming weeks with a view to the station being opened by the end of the year.