By Dan Walsh at Wexford County Council meeting
Good news for rail commuters between Gorey Railway Station and Connolly Station, Dublin, were announced and welcomed at today’s May meeting of Wexford County Council at Carricklawn by Cllr Andrew Bolger who is a member of the Transport Special Policy Committee.
From Monday, May 22nd, a new weekday evening service will begin between Dublin and Gorey.
20.05hrs; Dublin Connolly to Gorey.
22.25hrs; Gorey to Dublin Connolly.
“I am delighted to see the new train times coming to Gorey, said Cllr Bolger, who added; “There are 31,000 people living in the Gorey District and just over 18,000 living in the Kilmuckridge District.
“The ‘National Development Plan 2021-2030’ cites the need for greater capacity for Iarnród Éireann.
Today I asked Wexford County Council to strike while the iron is hot and seek further services and infrastructure along this train line.”
Cllr. Bolger has acknowledged that Gorey Town is a bustling area of trade and business, and he has raised concerns about the transport links “I’ve written to Iarnród Éireann about the need to further enhance the train line. We need more carriages, and we need more train times for commuters, students, school trips and visitors. This will allow for ease of travel from Gorey while also bringing people into the Town.”
Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan recently met with local councillors in County Hall and discussed the need to develop the Rosslare-Dublin rail line.
Cllr. Bolger stated that he was glad to hear the train line being mentioned. “I’m glad it’s on the agenda, there has been some recent progress, but I think we need to continue to keep the ball rolling. The benefits include eco-friendly traveling, punctuality because the line does not have to be concerned with traffic and you can get some work done by pulling the laptop out. If you’re a student, you can get stuck into the books,” concluded Cllr Bolger.