Demand for more DART trains for Greystones
TRANSPORT SERVICE NOT MEETING NEEDS OF PASSENGERS
A LETTER demanding more DARTs for Greystones has been sent to Irish Rail this week.
The lack of DARTs leaving Greystones Station in the morning time is a growing concern for the hundreds of commuters using the line each and every week day.
As Greystones commuter numbers grow getting that window seat on the morning DART is becoming more difficult and with a full hour gap between DARTs commuters are being left out in the cold of the platform.
With the New Year just around the corner and a new DART timetable in the pipeline Cathaoirleach for Wick- low County Council, Councillor Derek Mitchell has written to Irish Rail demanding that the 2009 Timetable includes more DARTs to Grey- stones.
‘I especially want there to be a train between 8.30 a.m. and 9.30 a.m. as this is too big a gap when many people want to go use the train,’ explained Cllr Mitchell.
He is also calling for the Electronic Information Sign at the station to be connected to the Central Control.
Since it was installed in 2000 the sign has not been connected leaving passengers with little or no information when there is a disruption to the running of the DART.
‘The signalling was never connected to Dublin and instead it has just been connected to the Rosslare signalling which has no information about DART delays. This is to be connected up eventually and I have asked Irish Rail to try to get the Greystones sign working sooner. They are now looking at ways of doing this,’ commented Cllr Mitchell.
Greystones DART station.