Got this letter from Mary White,
I love how she takes credit for the reopening of the WRC as if they had something to do with it. I think the line "It is important that in this grave financial situation that all our rail services be looked at." is the telling one here, they have no intention of stopping the closure.
Many thanks for your email and apologies for the delay in replying.
My understanding of the current situation regarding the closing of the Wexford Waterford rail line is that no decision has yet been made and no decision with regard to the future of the line will be made without consideration of all factors. It is important that in this grave financial situation that all our rail services be looked at.
The Green Party remains committed to investing in public transport. We have safeguarded many public transport projects over the last three years as well as increasing the proportion of transport spending going into public transport as against private transport. Delivery of projects, such as, the western rail corridor, and safeguarding of projects, such as, metro north in Dublin and the rural transport scheme throughout the country are evidence of this. We have not forgotten the importance to rural communities of providing public transport, be it rail, bus or enhanced opportunities for those who wish to cycle or walk.
Thank you again for your email.
Mary White T.D.
and my response
My understanding is the line is to be closed.
The reopening of the WRC was planned and already underway before the Green party entered the current government. The closure of the Waterford, Rosslare line however is being planned and will get underway while your party is in government.
It is nice to talk of commitment but quite another to stay committed.