The campaign to secure a safer level crossing at Kinageer, outside Castlebar is continuing, and Irish Rail has agreed to send a delegation to next Wednesday’s Castlebar Municipal District meeting in response to a request from councillors to do so.
At the May meeting of the authority, a delegation from the local community that regularly use the busy level crossing at Kilnageer outlined to the council their grave concerns over the safety of the unmanned crossing.
The level crossing located along the road that links Breaffy to Belcarra has been the scene of numerous collisions over recent years between trains and motor vehicles.
Councillors agreed with the delegation that the crossing at Kilnageer is not appropriate, despite an upgraded lighting system recently commissioned by Irish Rail at the location.
The council contacted Irish Rail to ask the company to attend the next meeting of the authority and to address the increasing local safety concerns at the Kilnageer junction.
Local councillor Cyril Burke told Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley that Irish Rail has now agreed to attend the June meeting of the authority, on Wednesday next (June 24th)