TD ‘disappointed’ Irish Rail has turned down his request for a Carrick-on-Shannon/Sligo commuter service

Rail chiefs ‘not satisfied demand would offset the costs.’

Sligo News File.

Irish Rail has refused to provide a morning commuter service between Carrick-on-Shannon and Sligo.

Rail service bosses have told a local TD that “it is not satisfied that customer demand would offset the costs.

Eamon Scanlon says he’s disappointed at the decision.

The Deputy said: “My office has been dealing with a significant number of queries from people living in Carrick-on-Shannon who work in Sligo. They have to drive every day, despite the fact that there is a train station in the town, which could be providing a commuter service.

“I recently wrote to Irish Rail outlining the situation and highlighting the fact that there are a number of trains parked at Sligo station on any given night, which could be utilised to provide the commuter service.”

The service, he said, has indicated that it would “re-visit the proposal at the next timetable review for the Sligo line.”