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Crusheen Rail Stop Announcement A Shot In The Arm For North Clare

Clare Fianna Fail General Election Candidate Dr. John Hillery has described the announcement by Iarnród Eireann that it will shortly lodge a planning application with Clare County Council to construct a station at Crusheen as a “landmark day” for the village and the surrounding hinterland.

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January 26, 2011 (FPRC) -- Dr. Hillery said the provision of a rail stop will provide a “shot in the arm” for the future economic and social development of the area. He noted that the construction phase of the project will also provide much needed construction jobs for the local community.

Iarnród Eireann today said that subject to planning approval being granted, construction will commence in the summer of 2011, with the stations being completed by early 2012.

The station will feature a platform and ticket vending machine, with help points for those with mobility and sensory impairments. Bicycle parking and car parking facilities will also be provided.

“It makes economic sense for a rail stop to be provided at Crusheen as it will become the only stop on the stretch of the Western Rail Corridor between Ennis and Athenry. Crusheen also is an ideal location for people coming from Ruan, Gort, Ballyline, Corofin, Tubber, Boston and elsewhere in North Clare as well as Tulla and other areas of East Clare.

“I would like to congratulate members of the local community and Clare County Council for working together to putting forward the strongest possible case for the opening of a rail stop at Crusheen. I also wish to acknowledge the contribution of my colleague Deputy Tony Killeen in the campaign to provide a rail stop in Crusheen. He has worked closely with the local community and has facilitated numerous meetings between local representatives and officials from Iarnród Eireann and the Department of Transport”, concluded Dr. Hillery.

-ENDS-

Note To Editor:
- Dr. John Hillery is available for interview and further comment on 087-2793703

Send an email to Mark Dunphy of Dunphy PR
00353868534900



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