Strategic Rail Review 2003

Western Development Commission and County Development Board Seminar on the Strategic Rail Review 2003 April 22, 2003 Claremorris, Co. Mayo. The findings of this report represent the views of those who made presentations at the seminar and those who attended.

As part of its continuing focus on infrastructure provision in the West and in the aftermath of the publication of the Strategic Rail Review (SRR), the WDC in conjunction with the eight County and City Development Boards, hosted a Rail Seminar in Claremorris on April 22. The purpose of the Seminar was to inform participants of the contents of the SSR, stimulate debate and facilitate the formation of a regional response. Attendees included representatives from the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Here are some excerpts from the report. The report can be viewed in full or downloaded from the link at the bottom of this post.

Western Rail Corridor
The Strategic Rail Review states that the total capital cost of the Western Rail Corridor
(WRC) is €572 million. It also states that the WRC has a negative Net Present Value and
shows weak benefit to cost. The WRC is therefore not listed as a priority under the
Recommended Investment Strategy.
The conclusion of the consultants’, Multi-Criteria
Analysis is that a more detailed investigation would be needed before the WRC could
move up the ‘priority’ scale.

View or download the full report here;