West of Ireland railway campaign
Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Transport Seán
Crowe has welcomed the setting up of the West-On-Track
campaign to be officially launched in Athenry this evening.
The campaign is a non-partisan coming together of local
people and communities in the towns, villages and cities of
the West of Ireland aimed at re-opening the Western Rail
Corridor, a passenger and freight railway line which runs
from Sligo to Limerick.
The Dublin South-West TD said:
"This campaign was inevitable following
publication of the Government's Strategic Rail Review, a
plan that lacked vision, ambition and any coherent sense
of the need to expand our rail networks across Ireland.
There was little comfort in it for the people of the west
and north-west of Ireland."
"The West of Ireland needs to be rejuvenated and
Sinn Féin supports this campaign to ensure a more
balanced form of national development by re-opening the
Western Rail Corridor."