LOCATING the greenway parallel and adjacent to the rail line would cost over €40m.

Five Greenway options, but which one!

Rail line no longer a runner, says group

THE long-awaited feasibility study into the Athenry to Milltown Greenway has been finally published, with its findings described as ‘deeply disappointing’ by those campaigning for the project for the past 15 years.

Galway County Council released the report to members of Tuam Municipal District Council this week, 16 months after it was submitted by consultants who had been tasked with examining all the possible options for a Greenway linking the two towns through Tuam.

The €75,000 report, funded by the Government’s Greenway Strategy, considered five routes for a potential greenway: on the line of the Western Rail Corridor, parallel and adjacent to the railway line, adjacent to existing local roads, bogs and access roads, a different route through the countryside linking Athenry and Milltown, and a route along the M17 motorway…

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