Growth of 22% on Galway – Limerick Rail Services in 2016

November 16, 2017

Patronage on the Galway Limerick Intercity rail line has soared 22% in 2016 pointing to annualized passenger numbers of 420,600.

The annual rail survey by the National Transport Authority finds that 1,402 people travelled Galway-Limerick on census day, 17 November 2016, an increase of 22% on 2015.

With rail passengers counted six days a week throughout the year, this would equate to 420,600 passengers in 2016. The Business Case for Galway-Limerick had projected 220,000 by 2020. In fact, patronage has almost doubled – fully three years earlier than projected. And while rail travel nationally is up 19% between 2012 and 2016, the increase for Galway-Limerick is 38%.

“Rail is enjoying a renaissance,” said a West on Track spokesman. “These figures confirm the findings of the Cicero report of 2015 and show this rail route is one of the fastest-growing links in the country. There is no justifiable reason for further delay in the reinstatement of train services between Galway and Mayo.”

West-on-Track,
Claremorris,
Co. Mayo.
Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Land of the Giants Duathlon December 28th 🏆🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏼‍♀️🚴🏽‍♂️🚴🏼‍♀️⏱️

November 9, 2017

This Christmas event attracts people from near and far due to the time of year with people returning home for the festive season. It’s also a great opportunity to catch up with old friends.
The event starts in the heart of Claremorris with Stage 1 consisting of a 5k run that takes participants out to Mc Mahon Park where they run around the beautiful Land of the Giants walkway.
Stage 2 is an 18k cycle taking in the undulating roads of Mayfields and Carramore before returning via the Ballinrobe road.
Stage 3 is a 2k run around Clare Lake, then back to the finish line at the Square.
Sign on at The McWilliam Park Hotel on Tuesday 6-8pm & again on Wednesday morning 8.00am to 10.00am.
There is no registration on the morning of the event, so register now online at: http://www.njuko.net/land-of-giants/select_competition
Wishing the very best of luck to all the participants & event organisers!!!

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