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Cllr calls for support to increase Sligo-Dublin rail services

Cllr Dara Mulvey has called on Sligo County Council to support Iarnród Éireann’s application for approval to the National Transport Authority to increase the current 7 services daily to 8 services daily in their Autumn schedule on the Sligo - Dublin rail line.

Sligo is one of the busiest intercity services carrying 1.3 million passengers last year with the majority of the services operated by four carriage trains.

The exceptions are 05.45 Sligo-Connolly and 17.05 Connolly-Sligo every day. These are both 7 carriage trains, and on Fridays 15.05 Connolly-Sligo is increased to a 7 carriage train, (2 seven carriage trains on a Friday).

Therefore the introduction of 8 services each way per day would considerably help with peak overcrowding on certain train departures.

At this week's meeting of Sligo County Council Cllr Mulvey, who constituency covers the west and south of Co Sligo, said, "I call on the Sligo County Council to write to the National Transport Authority to make a strong case for this approval.”

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