Irish Rail are working on Kilcoole train station to improve the station's accessibility and efficiency.
Irish Rail are working on Kilcoole train station to improve the station's accessibility and efficiency, this includes:
- Upgrading crossing.
- Putting in wheelchair access.
- Putting lighting into the station's car park.
Local representatives and residents have been meeting and talking with Irish Rail for over six years.
Independent Councillor for Greystones Tom Fortune also says that Irish Rail have helped to keep the breeches from flooding on a number of occasions.
Speaking on the upgrades, Councillor Fortune said:
"At a meeting a few months ago they confirmed that they would start by year end. It is great to see this happening, I spoke with the staff who are doing the work and they explained what they are doing. This is great news, to get work of this extent done always takes time. It does not happen with one meeting, it takes years. I have many examples of this during my time as a public rep. At our meetings we continually discussed the work they are now doing, train service, and the flooding threat at the breeches.
"At the same time that they commenced this work, they announced that more trains will be stopping at Kilcoole. They have also committed to keep the train service under review. We will keep working with them on this. They accept that our community has grown , we now have a population of 4,500 people. I will continue to communicate and work with Irish Rail to further improve the train service."