De­mand for more DART trains for Grey­stones


Bray People - - News - Paula BURNS

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.

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