Landslides leave rail commuters stranded
TWO LANDSLIDES which have put the brakes on the Wexford to Dublin train service were condemned at last Monday’s meeting of Wicklow County Council.
Cllr. George Jones said that the rock-fall on the Bray to Greystones line and a landslide close to Arklow had left the entire region without a train service to Dublin and said there seemed to be no urgency on the part of Iarnrod Eireann to get the rail service up and running again.
‘The rock-fall could have been cleaned up within a week.
‘There might have been a bit of work needed to secure it but it would have been open. On the day after the rock-fall between Bray and Greystones the trains were running.
‘The Rosslare to Dublin rail service is the most underfunded line in the country’, he fumed.