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    Default Rail Corridor

    Two of Ireland's largest cities Galway and Limerick are not linked by rail. The Govt. didn't promise that the Western Rail Corridor will be re opened but that its a possibility. This govt. has forgotten about the West pumping too much money into the pale
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    What route?

    I'd say:

    Galway-Ennis-Limerick-Cork


    Journey by rail from Galway to Cork currently takes 5:45 with 2 changes or 6:25 via Dublin!!!

    By bus it's 4:20. That is just insane! They're geographically not that far apart.

    Deffinitely needs a ral link.

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    Just to compare, by car the 128 mile journey takes 3 hours. I have no idea why Bus Eireann takes so long.

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    It is faily cronic that there are no direct rail lines from the second largest city in this state to the third, fourth or even any other city apart from Dublin in this country, in the words of Jim Mcdaid, every other banana republic would have this sorted out??

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    in the words of Jim mcdaid - 'we dont need trains - I'm driving.....cross country'

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    I believe if we are to allievate the pressures on the infrastructure of Dublin we need a counter weight urban development on the west coast. Using Cork/Limerick/Galway as the axis makes sense and a train service of 2 hours of thereabouts from Cork to Galway would be a start.
    Dan Sullivan. I was back but we still couldn't all have a vote. http://www.danielsullivan.ie/blog/

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    We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when creating them

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    That campaign seems to focus more on the less important Limerick & Galway to Sligo end of it.

    Galway to Cork should be the 1st priority!

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    Sligo to Cork should be first priority!
    We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when creating them

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    I recently saw the short film Caca Milis and was impressed by the scenery passing by the train window. Anyone know which stretch of line the train was on?

    Re my comment 'Sligo to Cork should be first priority!' A dream would be a railway right the way around Ireland. That would be a route and a half, alright...
    We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when creating them

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