Turning Kilbarrack DART into a ‘Ghost Station’

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Wheelchair user BRENDAN CREAN talks to Noel McGuinness about the protests against the Iarnród Éireann/Irish Rail plan to remove staff from Kilbarrack train station. Brian believes it could bring big problems for disabled DART users.

Sinn Féin Councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha has called on Iarnród Éireann/Irish Rail to reverse its decision to remove staff from the station. He said:

“Iarnród Éireann/Irish Rail management has decided to remove staff from Kilbarrack station. This is a backward step and threatens to turn it into a ghost station. Thousands use the DART service at this station and this would diminish the service. Removing staff would be especially inconvenient for people with disabilities. Already wheelchair users are requested to notify the company 24 hours in advance of travel so ramps can be provided. This is bad enough, but de-staffing Kilbarrack would make it worse. This decision should be reversed.”

Duration: 12'17" DATE: September 22, 2015
Interviewer:Noel McGuinness
Producer:Mark Finnegan
Interviewee:Brendan Crean
Themes:Local News
Keywords:DART closures, Sinn Fein, Protests, Disability issues, Access, Amenities, Public Transport
LocationKilbarrack Time Period:2015
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20150922_NST_001.mp3
Rights:Creative Commons License
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