Updated: 15/11/16 : 07:31:28
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Munster rail line costs €550 per day

A rail line in Munster which carries just 73 passengers a day, is costing the State €550 per journey, new figures have revealed.

A report from the National Transport Authority and Iarnród Éireann shows that the line between Limerick and Ballybrophy is the most expensive in the country.

It compares to the 90 cent the State and taxpayers contribute for a journey on the DART line in Dublin.

Transport Minister Shane Ross is to bring a review of rail services to Government later today.

Cabinet will hear that major cuts may be made to the rail network if funding gaps cannot be dealt with.