Ireland: Western Rail Corridor viability defended

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Industry, community and political voices have refuted a report that casts doubt on completing a rebirth of rail connections on Ireland’s West Coast. They say the report has been far too pessimistic in its assessment of completing a 60km gap. Freight could play a significant role in making the line viable, say supporters, and the report has failed to take account of the full economic potential.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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