Sunday 18 November 2007

Work starts on Western Rail Corridor

Work has begun on the Western Rail Corridor which will eventually link Limerick with Claremorris.

Transport Minister Noel Dempsey and Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Éamon Ó Cuív joined with CIE and Iarnród Éireann Chairman Dr John Lynch to mark the commencement of trackwork between Limerick and Galway.

Under the Government's Transport 21 plan, the Western Rail Corridor is to be reopened on a phased basis with the €106.5 million Ennis-to-Athenry section due to be completed in 2009, the Athenry-to-Tuam section in 2011 and the Tuam-to-Claremorris section in 2014.

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