James Lawless, Fianna Fáil Naas Area Representative and Spokesperson with Naas and Sallins Rail User Group has asked Irish Rail to look at security for bikes parked at station and is still lobbying for a second rain shelter at the stop.
“Irish Rail have rolled out a pilot programme on some DART stations to facilitate secure cycle parking in a kind of special ‘bike locker’” explained James. “There is a cost to the user and it is operated by a third party but I have asked Irish Rail if they would consider equipping Sallins station with such functionality as part of the upgrade works ongoing at the station”.
James explained that there have been issues with security at station and some bike thefts and he has also asked Irish Rail to improve security with other straightforward measures such as stepping up the CCTV presence at station and on bike racks.
“I’m still pressing for that badly needed second rain shelter as well” said James “After many discussions over the monsoon Summer Irish Rail management did assure me a second shelter would be provided but we’ve yet to see it” said James.
“I’ll be keeping the pressure up on all these items, especially as public transport prices increase again, we at least need to get value for our money” concluded Mr. Lawless.