Western Rail Corridor
announcement coming very soon, says
Tuam Herald - Thursday
31st August 2006
A POSITIVE announcement on the Western Rail Corridor is
imminent and Tuam could be back on the rail map a lot sooner
than anyone expected, it is being claimed this week by a
Vice Chairman of the Inter County Rail Committee Cllr.
Michael Connolly has stated that he believes that a fresh
announcement on the time schedule for the reopening of the
Western Rail corridor is now imminent and an announcement
will be made in the next two weeks.
The Tuam area Fianna Fail councillor states that this
will be great news for Tuam, Ballyglunin, Milltown, and all
of North Galway.
As a long-time campaigner for the reopening of the track
from Colloney to Athenry, he said that some of the projects
in Transport 21 were almost sure to run into time delays
because of objections, CPOs and other factors, but the
reopening of the line was always going to be more straight
forward by virtue of the fact that the line is in State
This ownership, Cllr. Connolly said, was always going be
a major advantage to the Government in making the decision
to fast forward the reopening of this most valuable piece of
This will also have the knock-on effect of getting cars
off the N17 sooner than anticipated and help to relieve the
ever-growing problem with traffic in Claregalway and other
approaches to Galway city.
"This will be further evidence of the Government's
commitment to re-introduction of a train services to the
West, as a bimodal approach to transport is and will be
required to solving our traffic problems," Cllr. Connolly