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TSSA welcomes plans for Limerick to Foynes rail line

TSSA Normal Secretary, Manuel Cortes, has welcomed as “completely the precise factor” a name for expressions of hobby to rebuild the mothballed Limerick to Foynes railway line.  

The road was once closed in 2001 and there was a protracted marketing campaign to reopen the 42km stretch of the Irish rail community, within the first example to freight. 

Irish Rail has now put the rebuilding determine to soft for observe and civil engineering infrastructure. The purpose is to reopen the ancient line by way of 2027, connecting the Shannon Foynes Port to the remainder of the community. 

Irish Rail has additionally indicated they’re prone to search a railway order to permit the recovery of passenger services and products, with the ability to construct new stations.  

Commenting, union chief, Manuel stated: “That is nice information and a positive signal of growth as it puts rail on the center of Eire’s long run.  

“The reopening of this ancient line, with the spice up to native and regional economies it is going to supply, is the absolute proper factor to do as we all know rail is the perfect method of transferring items and other folks round our nation as we take on our escalating local weather disaster.  

“On the other hand, it’s necessary that the way forward for the Limerick to Foynes line is as a lot about passenger services and products and construction the capability of the community as it’s freight. So, let’s ensure now we have a transparent dedication from Iarnród Éireann on that ranking.” 

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