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Mayo Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony has vowed to continue to campaign for the completion of the Western Rail Corridor. Speaking in the aftermath of the announcement on cuts to capital funding, Deputy O’Mahony said it was important for the public to recognise that the project has been deferred and not cancelled.
Government investment for infrastructural projects in the West of Ireland is not a waste of money but an investment in job creation, transport, and economic growth.
A special train will return to Galway from Dublin for supporters attending the Ireland v Armenia soccer international on Tuesday October 11.
Iarnród Éireann is proposing that the central focus of investment plans for the national Intercity network in the revised transport investment programme be targeted at improving speeds on the country’s long-distance rail lines.
Iarnród Éireann is to begin works on the development of high speed train services in order to cut more than half an hour off the journey time for routes such as Galway to Dublin.
There have been a total of 14 visits by the IDA to sites in the Midlands Gateway so far this year.
Mayo Fine Gael councillor Patsy O’Brien recently dismissed the idea of a greenway along the northern section of the Western Rail Corridor line, north of Claremorris, as “short term gain” and “ad-hockery”. I am not sure what he meant by this term, but the Sligo Mayo Greenway campaign says the idea should not be dismissed flippantly and needs to be examined as a realistic alternative to any proposed railway in the current climate.
Fine Gael Cllr Patsy O’Brien this week has dismissed claims that rather than opening up the Claremorris to Colloney section of the Western Rail Corridor it should be opened as a greenway walk and cycle route.
Iarnroid Eireann has been granted planning permission to construct a new railway station in Crusheen as part of developments to the Western Rail Corridor. Since it opened on March 30, 2010, the Galway to Limerick route has proved to be a resounding success accumulating more than 250,000 journeys. The addition of the station at Crusheen, along with a major commuter station at Oranmore, is expected to attract further custom to the route. It is expected that both new developments will open during the first half of next year.
Mullingar and Athlone will be at the centre of a new brand which aims to promote the Midlands for business, tourism, education, and culture.