Statement from West on
Track marking First Anniversary of launch of Community
Press Release - Tueday 8th
The West on Track Community Campaign for the re-opening
of the Western Rail Corridor has marked its first
anniversary by extending greetings to all those who have
participated in its campaign and supported it during its
first year. A spokesman for West on Track said that
particular thanks were due to the many hundreds of people
who had worked tirelessly in the communities throughout the
West and elsewhere to ensure that the message of West on
Track did not fall on deaf ears.
"It is gratifying that the first meeting of the Working
Group on the re-opening of the Western Rail Corridor should
be taking place almost a year to the day after West on Track
was launched in Athenry, and we take this opportunity to
wish its chairman and members well in their deliberations,"
said the spokesman.
"The communities of the West are expecting much from the
Working Group but they will also expect the Government to
speedily implement the recommendations that it makes with
regard to re-opening this valuable piece of National
infrastructure," he added.
"We also wish to publicly thank the Minister for
Transport, Mr. Séamus Brennan for his support and
commitment to the project and in particular for having set
aside the negative conclusions of the Strategic Rail review
and established the Working Group."
"The work of West on Track has now entered a new phase
and we look forward to speedily progressing the plan for the
restoration of the WRC through positive and constructive
engagement with our colleagues in the Working Group," he