Oranmore Park and Ride
takes step forward
Galway Independent -
Wednesday 5th April 2006
by Keith Lynch
The Oranmore Park and Ride took a step forward
recently with the identification of two possible sites for
the commuter station.
Galway County Council is considering whether the station
should be placed at Gaurraun, in South Oranmore or at a site
alongside the new IDA technology park.
The Park 'n' Ride would lead to a regular commuter style
train running between Galway and Oranmore.
Currently there is no time frame in place regarding the
choosing of a site.
The next Galway County Council meeting is at the end of
April but it is unlikely that a decision will be made before
that. However, Councillor Jim Cuddy said the identification
of the sites was 'crucial'. 'I'm glad one of them is at the
site I proposed (IDA technology park). I think it makes an
awful lot of sense to locate it there long term.
'The existing station is Oranmore just cannot be opened
again. It's right on the N18 and there is no parking space
near it. So if you put the new station at the IDA park, you
have your parking right and you're in close proximity to the
new technology park.'