Mayo County Council welcomes investment in Ballina’s Railway Station Freight Yard

Posted in Connect on April 30, 2019.

Mayo County Council are delighted to welcome the announcement from Irish Rail that it is to invest €1 million in the busy Ballina Freight Yard over the next year.

The majority of this work is expected to take place towards the end of this year and Mayo Co Co welcomes the increased role this will give to Ballina’s freight yard.

Director of Services at Mayo County Council with responsibility for the Ballina Municipal District, Tom Gilligan, welcomed the news saying; “This investment from Irish Rail is a sign of confidence in Ballina and the importance of the Freight Yard. Over the next 12 months we will hopefully see great changes in the yard to see it continue to cater for current freight volumes and the expected increase in future business.

“Following on from the recent investment in state-of-the-art container stacking equipment, Ballina is an ever more  important Freight Hub with the likes of Ballina Beverages and the pulpwood supply utilising the existing yard. The investment from Irish Rail will also continue to keep these supplies off the roads, keeping them safer for pedestrians and drivers.”

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