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So how many passengers will it carry daily? 30? 40 at a push? This Western Rail Corridor is a white elephant. The numbers just aren't there to justify the reopening of these lines. Ireland has very few rail lines that are viable in the long run and with all the new motorways opening, it will be much quicker to use the roads than rail services between our cities.
The focus should be on new commuter rail services for our cities and getting on with the Metro for Dublin.
The route should at least have served Shannon Airport - that would have made some sense but of course irish policymakers don't have that word in their vocabulary.
Not all people drive and God help us if all we can rely on is Irish Bus! If anything we need more trains and rail lines.