Sligo County Council calling on Minister to manage overcrowding on Sligo to Dublin line

A delegation made up of Sligo Councillors have written to the Transport Minister with the hopes of meeting and discussing the ongoing issues of overcrowding on the Sligo/Dublin train line.

There have been numerous reports of full carriages over the years, particularly on Fridays and Sundays, with a number of people being forced to stand for the long journey.

Now, Councillors want to meet with Minister Shane Ross to discuss possible solutions.

The proposed delegation will include Councillors Thomas Healy (SF), Cathoirleach of Sligo Municipal District, Tom MacSharry (FF) Mayor of Sligo Gino O’Boyle (PBP), Paul Taylor (FF), Cathoirleach of the Ballymote-Tubbercurry Municipal District, and Tom Fox (FG), Cathoirleach of the Sligo-Cliffoney Municipal District.

Speaking to Ocean FM News, Sinn Fein Councillor Thomas Healy, who submitted the motion requesting Sligo County Council to write to the Minister, says the line doesn’t just affect Sligo commuters, but all in the North West and Midlands Regions.