A LUAS line linking the north west of Ireland, i.e. the counties of Donegal and Sligo, is one of the many proposals put forward by a group of Government ministers on the future of the railway network.
According to Breaking News, a railway division of An Garda Síochána to police train stations would also have to be established, and more money would also have to be pumped into linking regional cities and towns.
A submission was written by OPW Minister Sean Canney suggesting budget airline style fares be introduced to boost passenger numbers, and this submission was signed by another six ministers of state, as well as TDs from across the Dáil.
The submission highlights the opportunity for a LUAS type Rail service running from Derry all the way to Letterkenny.
“This connection could form a longer term connection to the west on track ambition to go as far as Sligo.”