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Iarnród Éireann must increase carriages at peak times – Ellis

2 December, 2013 - by Dessie Ellis TD


Sinn Féin Transport spokesperson Dessie Ellis has called on Iarnród Éireann to increase carriage numbers at peak times to deal with dangerous overcrowding.

Speaking today Deputy Ellis said;

“Recently and particularly over this weekend I have been contacted by members of the public who have had to endure very crowded train conditions due to a shortage of carriages.

“This is potentially dangerous and should be a major concern for Irish Rail. It is also bad for the company’s viability.

“Public transport with fare increases and route cuts has been made less attractive by government cuts. These shortages further discourage potential and current passengers as well as result in lost potential revenue.

“How can Irish Rail be profitable if it does not provide services that people need? The company should immediately increase carriages at peak times particularly on commuter and DART trains.”

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