Huge Oranmore station investment will speed rail commuters

More than €12 million in funding has been officially granted for the construction of one kilometre passing railway loop and a new platform at the Oranmore train station.

The successful application was made by Galway County Council, in collaboration with Irish Rail, in May 2020 to the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) and when complete will cost in the region of €12.375m.

The Galway-Athenry route in recent years has steady grown in popularity, particularly for commuters, given the heavy morning and evening traffic delays associated with both accessing and exiting the city from the east side at rush hour.

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