Government's rail plans built on pipe dreams and wishful thinking
Recent governments have shelved the proposals that could transform public transport, writes Fearghal O'Connor
The government wants to introduce a high-speed, one-hour train link from Belfast to Dublin. The idea will have come as a surprise to anyone who has watched the government’s actual approach to rail transport in recent years.
And the comments last week from foreign minister Charlie Flanagan that the EU could pay for the rail link to mitigate the impact of Brexit are likely to have caused little more than a rueful shake...
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