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Protests Continue at Bagenalstown Train Station

Protests Continue as Wheelchair Users Demonstrate Accessibility Problems

Thursday 11th June

Those protesting the de-staffing of Bagenalstown train station say they will be boarding a train and travelling on it today.

A number of wheelchair users will be demonstrating the difficulty they have using the services without the assistance of someone at the station.

A protest there two weeks ago led to claims by Irish Rail that a train was prevented from leaving the station – a prosecutable offence.

Councillor Andy Gladney is one of the organisers and says he hasn’t been contacted by GardaĆ­ yet.

He told KCLR that there is now no toilet facility at the station and described it as a ‘disgrace’.