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Coming to a halt at Oranmore

  THE country’s newest train station at Oranmore opened on Sunday. Oranmore, the 144th station on the Iarnród Éireann network, will be served by 23 trains on weekdays and 15 trains on Sundays. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar officially opened the station, which sets in place another important piece of the framework for a strong rail network in the West of Ireland. Together with the car park facilities, the project spend is in the order of €4.8m. Mr Jim Meade, director, Rail Undertaking and Mayor of County Galway Liam Carroll along with a number of other public figures were in attendance for the historic occasion. The station opened in time for the Galway Races and will be served by a mixture of Galway/Dublin and Galway/Athenry/Limerick services. The journey time from Oranmore to Galway is just seven minutes, and customers can travel to Limerick, Dublin and a range of intermediate stations also. Some time changes to the Galway/Dublin …

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