A new National Car Testing Service centre will open in Tuam, County Galway on Monday next, March 29.
The opening of this new two-lane centre will see the NCTS network increase to 48 centres nationwide and over time is expected to create an additional 12 jobs for the Tuam area.
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) says the new centre will have the capacity to inspect over 20,000 vehicles annually when fully operational.
Located in the Carrowpeter, Doogra area, the new Tuam NCTS centre is the fourth test centre in the Galway region and will serve people from North Galway, South Mayo and West Roscommon covering areas such as Tuam, Claregalway, Headford, Corofin, Ballindine, Mountbellow, Glenamadddy and Ballingar.
Speaking ahead of its first day of operations, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton TD, said: “I am delighted to see the opening of this new two-lane centre in Tuam which will serve the people of North Galway and South Mayo, and will provide motorists with a convenient alternative that’s close to them, rather than having to travel to other neighbouring centres in Galway City, Ballinasloe or Castlerea for an NCT.”