[Sinn Fein]

11th June 2003

Sinn Fein welcomes West of Ireland railway campaign

Sinn  Fein  Spokesperson  on Transport Seán Crowe has welcomed the setting up of the  West-On-Track  campaign  to be officially launched in Athenry this evening. The  campaign  is a non-partisan coming together of local people and communities in the towns, villages and cities of the West of Ireland aimed at re-opening the Western  Rail  Corridor,  a  passenger  and freight railway line which runs from Sligo to Limerick.

The   Dublin  South-West  TD  said:  "This  campaign  was  inevitable  following publication  of  the  Government's  Strategic  Rail  Review,  a plan that lacked vision,  ambition and any coherent sense of the need to expand our rail networks across  Ireland.  There  was little comfort in it for the people of the west and north-west of Ireland.

"The  West  of  Ireland  needs  to  be  rejuvenated  and Sinn Fein supports this campaign  to  ensure  a more balanced form of national development by re-opening the Western Rail Corridor."

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