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A public meeting to build support for an integrated public transport system for the city, including GLUAS, a proposed light rail system similar to the LUAS in Dublin, takes place on Monday September 24 at 8pm in the Harbour Hotel.
Transport Minister Shane Ross has confirmed that "his door is open" to the provision of a light rail system in Galway if there is sufficient demand for the service and if a strong business case can be made for the proposal.
Insider knows Ireland's population is to rise by one million over the next 20 years. This will see Galway's population grow to beyond 100,000 between now and 2020. These predictions come from the North Western Regional Authority in its submission to the National Planning Framework – Ireland 2040, and these projections might be true, if planning applications lodged in recent months come to anything.
A light rail system for Galway is an "utterly stupid conception" that will involve ripping up city streets in order to construct, creating months of potential traffic delays to an already congested system, and with the added danger of costs over-running significantly.
This photograph of a single-deck horse drawn tram was taken in Eyre Square c1900. The American style dome roof top cover provided cover for passengers during the winter. In one of their books, Somerville and Ross described these vehicles thus: “The little one-horse trams glide along the shining desolate road like white-backed beetles.” This tram was painted in a battleship grey colour. The double-deck open summer trams, which needed two horses to pull them, were painted in olive-green and white.
If an independent assessment into the costs of establishing light rail in Galway comes close to the figures being presented by the GLUAS group, then the city will have a modern light rail system within the next few years.
Ambitions to have a light rail system operating in Galway may have been dealt a fatal blow in a new report from the Galway City Council which regards it as far too costly and advocates a new bus system for the city instead.
The Galway City Council’s Transportation Unit is inviting the public to make their views known on the future of public transport in the city, particularly on light rail, bus rapid transit, and park and ride.