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Irish Rail Expands Services To Deal With Overcrowding On Midlands Route

Last week, a tweet showed overcrowding on a train from Galway to Dublin.

Irish Rail is expanding its weekend schedule to keep up with demand.

Last week, a tweet showed overcrowding on a train from Galway to Dublin, which serves Athlone, Clara, Tullamore and Portarlington, with many people forced to sit on the ground.

From this weekend, there will be more services on the Cork, Limerick, Tralee and Galway routes to Dublin's Hueston Station.

Irish Rail spokesperson Jane Cregan says it wouldn't be feasible to only allow enough passengers on for the number of seats:

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