Press Release 2nd October 2006
We have released the following which speaks for itself.
"TEMPLEMORE TRAIN USERS express disappointment with Irish Rail
The committee of the Templemore Train Users Group wishes to put on
record its dissapointment with the attitude of Irish Rail regarding the
downgrading of rail services to Templemore.
On the 13th September, an attendance in excess of 130 people in the
Templemore Arms Hotel heard Myles McHugh of Irish Rail state that he
would engauge in consultation with TTUG regarding the new timetable, which he stated would be finalised within three weeks. However since then,
despite categorical assurance to revert to us within seven to ten days, he has failed to do so.
Mr McHugh, on behalf of Irish Rail, has told members of the Templemore
Train Users Committee, they will not, in fact "negotiate" with its members, or
passengers, in relation to the timetable, but that "he had heard enough"
at the meeting and that Irish Rail proposed to meet with the committee and
presenting the timetable that Irish Rail already decided upon.
At the meeting of the 13th September former Mayor of Templemore Michael
Connell stated that he had twice telephoned Mr McHugh to discuss the
situation with him, but he had never recieved a response. It appears
that this strategy of Irish Rail of paying lip service to consulting with its
passengers is, sadly, continuing.
TTUG will not stand idly by and we call upon Irish Rail to have the
courtesy of meeting with TTUG, a body it claims to have set up, and confiming that there will be no downgrading of services for Templemore and that all services will be preserved in their current state.
We are the passengers