Invest In Carriages To Bring Back Midlands Station - Labour

An Offaly Councillor says a lack of carriages is affecting the feasibility of getting Killucan Train Station back in operation.

Overcrowding on trains is preventing a former midlands station from re-opening.

That's according to Councillor Denis Leonard, who says a lack of carriages on the Dublin to Sligo line is affecting the feasibility of getting Killucan Train Station back in operation.

He claims an investment of €3m from the government would get the station back and running.

The Labour rep says the train stops in Killucan eight times a day, but passengers can't get off:

Meanwhile, a feasibility study into the re-opening of a Killucan train station has hit a bump in the tracks.

Irish Rail agreed to apply to the National Transport Authority to look at the possibility of getting the site back up and running last Summer.

It has now requested a business case, to outline the benefit, cost and risk of the project, from Westmeath County Council, which is slowing down the progression of the study. 

Councillor Leonard believes Irish Rail are intentionally trying to further delay the study:

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