Sunday 16 June 2019

Fight on for Dunleer train station

Station plan faces being dropped down priority list in new council plan

Hubert Murphy

Local councillors have been urged to fight for the future of Dunleer train station in the new development plan for the area being formulated by Louth County Council.

A series of meetings have already taken place between councillors, but reports suggest Dunleer station is in danger of being placed down the priority ranking.

Instead, new stations in Dundalk and Drogheda are seen as more long term aspirations.

But those behind the Stop@Dunleer campaign have begun a campaign, asking the six mid-Louth councillors to fight for a 'Mid-Louth Station'.

'It has been made known to us that the status of the re-opening of Dunleer station has been relegated to 2nd class, after both new station proposals of Dundalk South and Drogheda North,' a spokesperson remarked in correspondence to the local councillors.

They say the cost of developing these stations would be in the region €30m to €40m, depending on location, land values etc. The cost for Dunleer would be €1.5m to €2m.

Drogheda Independent