Calls for LongfordSligo commuter train
THERE’S been further calls made on Irish Rail to provide an early morning commuter train from Longford to Sligo.
Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Cllr Seamus Kilgannon tabled a motion calling for the service to cater for workers and students.
“Here we have a piece of infrastructure that is there - the first train to arrive from Dublin is at 11am,” he said.
He said an early morning rail service from Longford getting in to Sligo at 8am would be a “wonderful service” for the area.
He also pointed out that there are many people who can’t afford a car.
“Just see the advantages it would bring to IT Sligo. It’s something that should be explored. I put this down before and I didn’t get too far,” he said.
“It’s unfortunate Irish Rail are not listening to us,” said Cllr Declan Bree.
Cllr Thomas Healy agreed, sayign it would be great for the towns and villages outside Sligo such as Collooney and Ballymote also.
Cllrs Sinead Maguire and Mayor Hubert Keaney also supported the motion, saying Sligo had more people coming here to work.