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Local groups demand railway revolution

It has been almost 20 years since the last passenger trains passed through Moate, Co Westmeath, but local publican William Allen is confident they will soon return.

16th September, 2006

It has been almost 20 years since the last passenger trains passed through Moate, Co Westmeath, but local publican William Allen is confident they will soon return.

Allen is chairman of the Midland Railway Action Group, which is campaigning for the re-opening of the Mullingar-to-Athlone railway. He is hopeful about its prospects for success after several meetings with the Minister for Transport Martin Cullen, which were organised by former minister and potential general election candidate Mary...

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