Irish Rail should consider running a commuter service between Claremorris and Galway, along the Western Rail Corridor.

That's according to Mayo Fianna Fail TD Lisa Chambers, who believes the demand is there for such a service between Mayo and Galway.

This was one of a number of issues relating to rail services discussed at a meeting this week between Iarnrod Eireann and Oireachtas representatives from Co Mayo.

The move towards more ticket machines in stations, taking staff out of stations, the lack of capacity on some trains and the support for people with disabilities were among the issues raised.

Meanwhile her party colleague Dara Calleary is calling for an early-bird train service from Ballina.

While an early morning service is available from Westport at 5.20am, arriving in Dublin by 8.30, such a service is not currently available from Ballina, and Deputy Calleary believes the company should look at providing such a service...



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