The Junior Transport Minister Brendan Griffin is being invited to Castlebar, to view at first-hand the concerns of local residents in the Breaffy and Belcarra areas in relation to the Kilnageer level crossing.

Irish Rail recently commissioned a new lighting warning system at the crossing, but locals claim it does not go far enough to tackle their concerns over safety.

Kilnageer crossing has been the location of several collisions over the years between trains and road vehicles, and locals are unhappy with the procedure of opening and closing gates to cross the railway line.

At last week's meeting of the Castlebar Municipal District, local residents outlined their concerns about the level crossing, and Mayo FG TD Alan Dillon has now invited Minister Griffin to visit the location.

Deputy Dillon also says he's disappointed with the response he received from Irish Rail's CEO on the issue.


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