Major Limerick Junction Rail Service Upgrade Proposed

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Rail services at Limerick Junction could be significantly upgraded as part of proposals in the  draft Limerick Shannon Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy published  by the National Transport Authority. 

Dual tracking of the line from Limerick Junction to Colbert and the upgrading of Colbert Station are listed in the proposals.

In addition new stations to serve the communities at Moyross and Ballysimon and more frequent train services on the Ennis and Ballybrophy lines are proposed.

In addition, a detailed Study to determine future investment in rail infrastructure and commuter services in the Limerick area is to be undertaken which may include a future rail line to Shannon.

There will be a further round of public consultation on the plan which is designed to provide a radically improved bus network, major investment in walking and cycling infrastructure, all supported by investment in rail and road where they contribute to the overall national objectives in respect of sustainable transport.

The Strategy is now open for public consultation until  Friday 10th June 2022. Members of the public are invited to consider the revised draft and provide feedback by visiting the website www.nationaltransport.ie