Moyross Train Station will create many employment opportunities for the area.
Limerick Pathfinder Project will create a network of new train stations in the county
By I Love Limerick correspondent Stella Gordon
Huge news broke for Limerick earlier this month, when Brian Leddin, Green Party TD announced that a new train station will be coming to Moyross, with the aim of promoting regeneration, employment opportunities and growth. He announced the news through Twitter, saying, “Big, big news for Limerick. A new train station is to be built at Moyross. It will be the first of a network of new stations to be built in the coming years. I worked very hard to achieve this and am delighted it is happening now.”
“Moyross will be the first of a series of train stations built around the city, suburbs and Midwest region. As we grow our population in the metropolitan district of Limerick to 150,000 or more, this is going to stimulate investment, growth and jobs in Moyross and in Limerick,” he added.
The train station in Moyross will be built on the Limerick to Galway line which currently runs ten services a day. It is estimated that the journey from Moyross into Colbert Station in Limerick City will take less than nine minutes. The station will be finished in three years or less.
Moyross train station is one of many new train stations to be built in Limerick. There will also be new stations in Ballysimon, Lisnagry, Raheen, Dooradoyle, Mungret, Patrickswell, and Adare. Plans are also underway for a train line to Shannon Airport from Colbert Station.
Brian Leddin TD said, “This is not a rail plan, it’s a growth plan,” Green Party TD for Limerick Brian Leddin said, “The population of Limerick is to grow by 60 per cent by 2040 – that’s between 50,000 and 60,000 people. If we want that to be ordered growth and not just a sprawl, we have to underpin that growth. This plan does that.”
The plans for the new train stations are part of the Pathfinder project. The ‘Limerick Metropolitan Area Active Travel Pathfinder Project’ creates connectivity and continuity of active travel infrastructure to the city centre from the main residential and employment areas in the city and its environs.
This project will significantly enable Limerick to achieve a shift to more sustainable forms of transport, helping to contribute to the target reduction of 51% in Greenhouse Gases by 2030 and net zero by 2050.
The project will be a key element in providing sustainable infrastructure and enabling the proposed daily demands for sustainable travel as outlined in the upcoming transport strategy Limerick Shannon Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy 2040, which is yet to be published.
For more information on the Pathfinder Project, go HERE
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