Ceannt income should be
used to develop Oranmore train station
Letters - Galway
Advertiser 29th September 2005
The development of Ceannt Station into a proper transport
interchange and shopping centre is to be welcomed and is
long overdue. Galway is very lucky to have its rail and bus
stations situated in such a convenient and central location
and the facilities should therefore be developed to their
optimum to best serve the city.
It is to be hoped however that CIE uses the income from
the development wisely. The profits should be used to
construct the new station at Oranmore and double the track
into Galway as a part of the Tuam - Athenry - Galway
commuter service which was promised by Seamus Brennan when
he was Minister of Transport. Investing the money in this
manner with benefit all as it will provide an alternative to
driving into the city for many who currently use the N17. It
will also reduce traffic within Galway and the pressure on
parking spaces. An improved and regular rail service to
Ceannt Station will also attract more shoppers and business
to the city centre as access will be so much easier.
Lets hope that the local authority and CIE get this one
right for the benefit of Galway.