Irish Rail To Carry Out Study On Development Of Freight System

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Irish Rail is to carry out a study on the development of a rail freight system, with a major hub planned for Limerick Junction.

2.5 million is granted for the study which aims to show how best to connect Ireland’s busiest seaports and establishing transfer points for freight between rail and road.

Meanwhile Transport Infrastructure Ireland will receive €3.3 million to support the deployment of technology to enhance road safety and traffic management, such as wrong-way driver and advanced warning signs, on the M7/N7 approach to the M50 and around the Jack Lynch Tunnel

€3.4 million has been granted towards the creation of a dedicated unmanned aerial vehicle testing and vertiport facility at the Future Mobility Campus in Shannon,

The funding is under the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility with capital going to Wexford and Donegal County Council projects also.

The fund aims to promote growth, jobs and competitiveness through infrastructure investment.