western rail corridor
rail links




West=On=Track -News

Major Charity Cycling Event to highlight Rail Corridor Campaign

Press Release 6th March 2007 

West-on-Track in conjunction with the Slieve Aughty Cycle Club and Cancer Care West are staging a cycle following the closed part of the route of the Western Rail Corridor from Ennis to Colloney on Saturday, 28th April 2007.

A spokesman for West on Track said:

"The purpose of this cycle is to highlight the need to have this valuable piece of infrastructure reopened in its entirety and to raise badly needed funds for Cancer Care West.

People are now expecting the Government to fast-track this major project with a view to improving the whole infrastructure of the region.

In the light of this country's increasing obligations on climate change there can be little doubt that the development of public transport must be to the fore from now on. In this context, it is worth noting that the amount being set aside in the current year to pay the penalties accruing from Ireland's failure to meet its climatic obligations would easily build the railway from Ennis to Claremorris. "

The cycle will leave Ennis at 8am passing through Crusheen, Gort, Ardrahan, Craughwell, Athenry, Tuam, Milltown, Ballindine, Claremorris, Kiltimagh, Swinford, Charlestown, Tubbercurry and Collooney.

The cycle will average 15mph with feed stops at Athenry (10.45am), Claremorris (1.30pm) and Charlestown (3.30pm) with water stops at other stations. The collection for Cancer Care West will be taken up by West on Track groups along the route.








| Maps | About WOT | Latest News | Archive | History | Links |
| Photo Gallery| Burma Road Gallery 1981|
| Inspection of the Western Rail Corridor
Visit Our YouTube Channel
WOT facebook

Further Information Email rail @ westontrack.com

Website sponsored by Mayo Ireland Ltd

Visit the Mayo Ireland website for up to date information on County Mayo.