new overbridge

  • Irish Rail is to hoping to submit a planning application in the next month for an overbridge at the notorious Kilnageer level crossing near Belcarra, Castlebar.

    That's according to Mayo FG Deputy Alan Dillon, who questioned the CEO of Irish Rail Jim Meade on the matter at a recent meeting of the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications.

    The Kilnageer crossing has been previously described as "dangerous and confusing" as motorists must open and close gates every time they use the level crossing, while a traffic light system installed last year by Irish Rail was unclear.

    Local residents have been calling for an automated crossing or over-bridge for some time.

    Deputy Dillon told Midwest News that Irish Rail are currently seeking letters of consent from affected landowners, and hope to submit a planning application by the end of March for an over-bridge at this location.....