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.”

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:
Wishing the very best of luck to all the participants & event organisers!!!

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