Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has opened a new train station in Oranmore, Co Galway.

The new station will help people commuting from Galway to Dublin.

The previous station in Oranmore was opened in the 1850s, but it closed in 1963.

Mr Varadkar said: "It will be a huge benefit to commuters on the Galway line, who can reach the city centre in just 10 minutes.

"Fifty years ago last month regular scheduled passenger services ceased calling at Oranmore. Now the train calls at Oranmore once again."

Ballybrit race-goers will also be accommodated with a specially laid-on shuttle service to the racecourse.