Councillors have agreed to write to Irish Rail inviting them to address a meeting of the Castlebar Municipal District to hear the concerns of the community who live close to the notorious Kilnageer Level Crossing.

Three members of the Kilnageer community addressed yesterday's meeting of Castlebar Municipal District raising their safety concerns over the level crossing, which has been the scene of numerous collisions between trains and road vehicles.

A campaign to make the junction safe has been ongoing for seventy years.

Last week, new lights installed by Irish Rail were commissioned, but locals say the new system does little to improve safety at the manual crossing.

The system includes red and amber lights, and also requires the road user to open 2 sets of gates and cross the railway line 5 times, every time they want to cross from one side of the line to the other.

 

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