A Mayo TD is again calling on Irish Rail to consider running an early-morning train from Ballina to Dublin.
Fianna Fail Deputy Dara Calleary met recently with the Chief Executive of Irish Rail to discuss a number of issues - including an early-bird service.
Iarnrod Eireann says uptake on the existing early morning service from Westport to Dublin is already low at present, and they do not believe there's sufficient demand for a train from Ballina to link up with this service.
However, Deputy Calleary says he is not willing to let the matter rest, and will continue to press for such a service from Ballina.
He's also encouraging people to use the existing early-morning service from Mayo to the capital.....