O’Rourke Presses For Increased Rail services for Kilcock

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Local Fianna Fail TD, Frank O’Rourke, is pressing for increased frequency of service for Kilcock rail commuters, given the increased level of commuters living in Kilcock and using the train service.

“Since being elected, I have campaigned hard for better public transport services for North Kildare. Kilcock is a growing area and is a commuter town. We must improve the public transport servicing the town.”

“A Park & Ride location for bus and rail commuters, which I have worked hard to deliver, has now been agreed for Kilcock.   Kilcock is now included in the Shop Hop Zone for rail commuters which has had the effect of reducing fares for commuters, the Leap reader is now installed at the Kilcock Rail Station and our bus service for Kilcock commuters has improved, with plans in place to improve it further.”

“Given the increased number of people using the train from Kilcock, we must now improve the capacity on the line at peak times. We need extra capacity in the morning and in the evening. I have made specific representations to Irish Rail and the National Transport Authority to improve the rail service to Kilcock.”

“As I have said in the Dail and elsewhere, having a regular and reliable public transport service will increase the attractiveness of public transport. I will continue my work to improve the public transport services for North Kildare,” concluded Deputy O’Rourke.

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