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Claims that Limerick-Ballybrophy Route is Costing €550 per Passenger

By Treasa Coleman

A recent leaked memo has claimed that a railway line between Limerick and Ballybrophy (via Nenagh) is costing €550 per passenger to operate. Expanded by the Labour TD Alan Kelly in 2012, the route is now being reviewed under scrutiny, with Minister Shane Ross bringing it to the cabinet.

Although the route itself has been accused to carrying as little as 73 passengers a day, Kelly is pushing towards keeping the line open, stating that Ross is not standing up for public transport in rural communities. Kelly is also calling on the full unpublished reports from National Transport Authority and Iarnród Éireann to be published without any delay.

Treasa Coleman