Health and safety issues at railway station claim

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COUNCILLOR Tommy McKeigue has criticised management at Tullamore railway station.

At a recent Tullamore Municipal District meeting, Cllr McKeigue said the gates are rusty and hanging off and the pedestrian gate has been locked.

“It’s a health and safety issue. The maintenance is very poor.” he said.

The station was previously considered one of the best in the country and won awards for it’s tidiness.

Councillor Declan Harvey commented the station is “being let go.”

Councillor Tony McCormack said the station manager “is not up to the job.”

Councillor Dervill Dolan suggested that a representative of Iarnrod Eireann be invited to a meeting with councillors to discuss the matter.

Cllr Harvey said they were invited before and came and “it was a waste of time.”

Meanwhile the Tribune contacted Iarnrod Eireann. A spokesperson issued this statement.

“The gate will be fixed next week and the station will also have a deep clean.” The spokesperson made no reference to reopening the pedestrian gate.

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