New railway line for Cavan
The House of Lords today passed a bill which, once Royal Assent has been given, will allow the new railway through the Arigna Valley in Cavan to be built. The railway, which will be a three and a half mile extension to the Cavan branch line, will cost £350,000 to build, and will connect to the coal and iron ore fields of the Valley. It is hoped that the opening up of Arigna will allow this area to become the industrial heart of Ireland. The Railway Board will ask the Government to contribute £35,000 to the scheme to allow a new station to be built at Arigna.