Jump to content

Mullingar / athlone line proposals

Rate this topic


Recommended Posts

hi lads, found this piece in the Westmeath Examiner - its dated a while back and i wondered has anyone any more info on it?




Closed Mullingar to Athlone rail line raised at meeting


Updated: Thursday, 16th February, 2012 5:30pm


Suggestion that Chinese investors fund re-opening



Lots of funding would be required to open the railway for use, as this photo taken on Tuesday February 14, looking towards Dysart, suggests.


Two suggestions that could sort out the Athlone to Mullingar rail line saga have emerged from a public meeting in Mullingar.


One is that Chinese investors be asked to consider funding the reopening of the Mullingar to Athlone rail line and the second is that Iarnród Éireann be asked to grant Mullingar Chamber of Commerce a long-term lease on the 30 miles of track.


The issue came up for discussion during Monday night's Town Hall meeting, organised by Mullingar Chamber of Commerce and attended by politicians and members of the public as well as chamber members.


Michael MacDonald, who asked from the floor if progress had been made in persuading Iarnród Éireann to re-open the line, made the suggestion.


"I believe they have abandoned the line," he said. "They should offer us it for €10 for a 99-year lease."


He said otherwise, the project would go nowhere, and that officials in Dublin were "totally insulated" against needs locally.


More in this week's Westmeath Examiner.





Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use