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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.
Improvements to the rail service between Westport and Dublin will take 12 minutes off the journey, meaning it will take just three hours and 23 minutes to arrive at the capital.
The official opening of the long-awaited Galway to Limerick rail service is set to take place next Monday, an event which has been described by campaigners as a “good day for the west of Ireland”.
Tourists to Galway and the west last year spent almost a billion euro in the region, and new transport links can help ensure that sort of spend is maintained, Transport Minister Noel Dempsey said this week.
It has been announced this week that the new Galway to Limerick direct train service will be up and running by May 2009.
Iarnród Éireann has announced a special late night train service to bring matchgoers home from the Ireland v Bulgaria soccer international this Saturday.
The West on Track Community Campaign has warmly welcomed the announcement in the joint programme for Government that work is to continue on the subsequent phases of the Western Rail Corridor and Navan rail projects for earliest possible delivery.