Eoin Madden at Athenry Station

Eoin Madden welcomes the news of seven new rail services on the Galway-Dublin line.

5 new services stopping at Oranmore and Athenry, starting August 25th

New service stopping at Attymon

Extra train for commuters in the morning into Galway

First major improvements in services since the opening of Oranmore Station in 2013.

Today Irish Rail have proposed to begin 7 new services to commence on August 25th. Highlights include

Eoin says: "I see this as a result of the record funding the Greens have secured for public transport when we entered government. The car will remain the dominant form of motorised transport, particularly in rural Ireland, but I passionately believe people deserve to have more transport options."

Irish Rail have today (May 30th, 2024) proposed 7 new services serving Galway city and county.

Monday - Saturday:


The announcement today is enabled by the recent acquisition of new carriages and the Greens winning a ratio of 2:1 spending on public transport versus private transport when entering government. Some parties want to force young people into expensive car ownership but the Greens believe in giving transport options.

Today is good news for rail commuters in Galway city and county. However, the details are not finalised, and Irish Rail are looking for your feedback: Click here to have your say.

For more, see https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/news/Timetable-Consultation-2024#GALWAY