McNulty calls for development of all Ireland rail network | Latest Newry News, Newry Sport and Newry Business for Newry City

McNulty calls for development of all Ireland rail network

justin3SDLP Newry & Armagh MLA and member of the Assembly Infrastructure Committee Justin McNulty has called for a plan to develop rail services across the island.

Speaking to Newry Times, he said, “The reopening of the Phoenix Park Tunnel line offers an opportunity to really think about integrating rail services across the island for the first time in generations.

“This development means that we could now run rail services from Belfast right through to Cork for the first time in over 60 years.

Article continues below:

30th-nov-2016-small-box“Given the particular challenges facing the island in terms of border uncertainty in the wake of Brexit, it’s critical that we commit to connecting people and places across Ireland as effectively as possible.

“Developing better rail links will also drive investment across the island. Transport infrastructure in rural communities particularly is a high level determining factor in investment decisions.

Article continues below:

nov-22-2016-big-box“The lines that lie abandoned are the manifestation of the government’s dereliction of communities across the North. That must come to an immediate halt.

He added, “Cork has been incredibly successful at attracting investment from global IT firms like Apple, Amazon, IBM and others. Creating better links between Ireland’s second and third largest cities can only be a positive development for our economy. The Executive must begin discussions with the Irish Government immediately.”

Short URL:

Posted by on Dec 5 2016. Filed under Politics. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

Find us on Facebook

Log in | Designed by Gabfire themes