Confirmation for train station unclear

by Rachel Cunningham
0 comment

A Sinn Féin Councillor in Dublin Mid-West has highlighted the frustration being felt by commuters and many more ‘would-be commuters’ at the lack of a definitive opening date for the long awaited Kishogue train station, writes Rachel Cunningham. 

Reacting to separate responses, which he received from both the National Transport Authority and South Dublin County Council, Councillor Derren Ó Brádaigh said: “This station has remained idle now for 14 years with the original cost of construction €6.35m and every week people continue to ask me the same question: ‘When is Kisogue opening?’

“Works will now be required to upgrade the station, and this will have to include lift replacement, internal and external wall works, renewing all mechanical, electrical and telecom cables, up to date signage, paths and paving with a further projected cost of €3.8m

“The most recent correspondence that I received from the NTA states that ‘assessments’ took place in 2021 when a series of inspections, conditions surveys, and studies were undertaken, and stakeholders were consulted on the requirements for bringing the station into service. Works need to be undertaken by Iarnród Éireann before the station can open.”

He added that, even with funding already approved, these works will take at least a year if they began now and called for the upgrades to be completed urgently.

Related Articles