Rail officials grilled over potential to upgrade freight line ahead of Ryder Cup
Senior Irish Rail officials have indicated that that switching from freight to passenger rail services in time for the 2027 The Ryder Cup in Adare may be easier than previously thought.
Official from Iarnrod Eireann were present at an Adare/Rathkeale Municipal District meeting to give a presentation on phase one of the Foynes rail line restoration project.
Following the presentation which stated that phase one should conclude by 2025, Cllr Bridie Collins (FF) asked about the technical process of switching from freight to passengers.
Dave Vaughan Project Manager with Iarnrod Eireann said “There wouldn’t be a whole lot involved in switching over other than the provision of stations and the connection at Carey’s Road on the Limerick end”. “There is sufficient land in Adare for a station if the switch to passenger service is going to be made by 2027” said Mr. Vaughan.
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