Breen welcomes funding for Crusheen Rail Stop

October 13th, 2010 - Pat Breen

Fine Gael’s Deputy Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Clare T.D. Pat Breen has welcomed the news that the €1.5m funding has been allocated for the provision of a rail stop at Crusheen. Paying tribute to the Local Community for their persistence in campaigning for the project, Deputy Breen said that the “following the successful re-opening of services along the Limerick to Galway Rail Line, including stops at Sixmilebridge, Gort and Ardrahan, providing a stop at Crusheen was the next logical step, it will open up access to the Western Rail Corridor the entire East Clare area.

“When services were extended on the Limerick to Galway line which includes stops at Sixmilebridge, Gort and Ardrahan, I expressed my disappointment to Iarnrod Eireann’s Chief Executive Richard Fearn that a stop at Crusheen was not included at that stage. I also made the point that the entire area South of Gort to Tulla in East Clare, encompassing areas like Boston, Tubber and Ruan did not have close access to the rail service and Crusheen would make an ideal location for an extra stop on the line. I welcome the fact that the €1.5m funding has now been allocated and that a rail stop at Crusheen will now become a reality.”

“I have always advocated and campaigned for a stop at Crusheen and of course today’s news that the stop will come on track has been helped by the fact that costs have been kept to a minimum with Clare County Council providing the car parking facilities working in tandem with a local developer.”

“I would also like to pay tribute to the local committee and the local community for their persistence in campaigning for this project down through the years and today