Fianna Fáil TD for Sligo-Leitrim Eamon Scanlon has received confirmation that Iarnród Éireann is to begin works at Dromod train station to provide additional parking spaces.

It’s hoped work will begin in February.

Deputy Scanlon commented, “Parking at the train station has been a major problem for some time; in fact I first wrote to Iarnród Éireann about the issue this time last year.    The current car park has spaces for around 60 vehicles but with increasing numbers of people commuting, demand has increased substantially.

“I have been receiving calls from frustrated commuters who have been unable to park their car at Dromod train station because there are no spaces left.  They’re having to park on nearby roads and are worried about leaving their cars there all day.

“I have been liaising with Iarnród Éireann for almost 12 months and I am very pleased to have received confirmation this week that the car park will be extended.  The letter states that an additional 30 spaces will be provided.  More lighting, CCTV and ticket machines will also be installed.  This will bring the total number of spaces at Dromod train station to 86, including 2 disabled parking bays.

“It’s anticipated that work will begin in February and will take 3 months to complete.  This is a very welcome development and I will continue to work with Iarnród Éireann to ensure that the works are completed on schedule”.