Extended Western Rail Corridor “Could Progress Quickly” If Given Green Light

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Hope is being expressed that an extension to the Western Rail Corridor will progress quickly – if it’s given the green light.

A public consultation is currently being carried out on a proposal to extend the Ennis-Galway line from Athenry to Tuam and then Tuam to Claremorris.

The findings of the study will then be submitted to the Department of Transport, which will make a final decision on whether it’s a viable option.


Colmán Ó Raghallaigh says the work done to date proves it’s worthwhile – and he expects a short timeline, should it go ahead: