Campaign for improved Translink services in Newry continues

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Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Community, Politics
Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has met with Translink CEO Chris Conway as part of a continued campaign for improved services in the city. 852546_com_nirtrainThe Newry representative said the main focus of the discussion was rail services to and from Dublin and Belfast. “This meeting is a follow on from a series of engagements I’ve been having with Translink over the past number of months on behalf of commuters following a reduction in services,” he said. “I pressed Translink on the need to reinstate the early service from Newry to Belfast and to examine the option of a later service from Belfast to Newry in the evenings. “I’m happy to say that following discussions with Iarnród Éireann, Translink have reinstated an early morning connection through Dundalk to Dublin which commuters have been calling for. This will no doubt be welcomed by commuters but there are further improvements needed and we are continuing discussions on North/South services. “I am also pleased that Translink have recognised the anger this issue is causing and have convened a regular forum to engage with commuters who travel from Newry and are consulting passengers on their preferences regarding travel.
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Mid July 2016Murphy added, “In addition to speaking with Translink I will be raising these issues with Minister Chris Hazzard who has made clear his intentions to secure more funding for rail services.”
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