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To: Irish Rail (Iarnród Eireann)

The 7.10am Waterford to Dublin Train to Serve Muine Bheag (Bagenalstown) - agreed by Irish Rail!

Irish Rail have agreed to stop at Banglestown

Amend the timetable so the 7.10am Waterford to Dublin Heuston train stops at Muine Bheag (Bagenalstown) station. This service currently passes through at 7.45am and goes on to serve Carlow, Athy and Newbridge arriving in Dublin at 8.58am.

Why is this important?

This train would provide an important morning link from the Bagenalstown area to Dublin. The 6.00am Waterford train is widely used and there is a real need for improving the service in the area. There is currently only a single morning service that can be used by commuters.
The additional stop would have a minimal impact on arrival time (approx 2mins) and the 7.10am train currently carries less passengers than the 6am or 7.50am train.
With Dublin rent pressures more and more workers are undertaking long commutes small changes like this can have a big impact on a rural area.

How it will be delivered

Email PDF of petition to Irish Rail management and deliver in person to Irish Rail head office.

Bagenalstown, Ireland

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2018-06-26 08:36:18 +0100

Petition is successful with 733 signatures

2018-06-25 18:21:53 +0100

Good news - Irish Rail have committed to amend the timetable in order for this train to service Bagenalstown. The change will take effect when the new timetable takes effect - estimated to be in Q4 and more than likely in December 2018.
So a little more to wait but great news!

2018-04-19 08:02:32 +0100

Since launching this petition we have formed the Bagenalstown Rail Users Group. The need for this simple timetable change is clear with over 600 signatures achieved within a week for a very local campaign.

729 have signed it to date and the petition will be delivered to the Office of the CEO in Connolly Station on Monday April 23rd along with many of the messages of support received, details of some assessment of capacity levels on the 06.10am and 07.10am services and a request to meet with Irish Rail Management.

We will continue to push for this change including lobbying local representatives for support.

Best regards,

2018-01-23 13:15:21 +0000

500 signatures reached

2018-01-20 08:42:48 +0000

100 signatures reached

2018-01-19 22:55:32 +0000

50 signatures reached

2018-01-19 22:19:24 +0000

25 signatures reached

2018-01-19 21:55:19 +0000

10 signatures reached