I always said - years ago that if the Western Rail Corridor was a success, I'd apologise, and say well done, considering my vehement and near militant opposition of it in the 2001 to 2010 period.
That time, has finally - after 8 years come to pass, and while not commercially profitable, has reached a point of 'social' viability. Its with that, and with a degree of humility, I say congratulations and well done to those who pushed over the years for its reopening.
I'll remain cynical about opening further north towards Claremorris.
Also - mush work needs to be done to improve the standard of service provision and line speeds on Waterford to Limerick Junction, a stretch of line - with higher population levels with considerably greater potential.