Calls to prevent closure of Newbridge train line pathway

Motion to be tabled at MD meeting

Sarah Peppard

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Sarah Peppard

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sarah.peppard@leinsterleader.ie

Calls to prevent closure of Newbridge train line pathway

The pathway

Calls have been made to prevent the closure of a pathway providing a route to the train station in Newbridge.

The path runs from Mount Carmel, College Orchard, College Farm and Rosconnell residential areas to Newbridge Train Station.

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Cllr Noel Heavey will table a motion at this Wednesday's Kildare-Newbridge Municipal District meeting.

Cllr Heavey is calling on the council to advise members how they are going to engage with Irish Rail to prevent the
closure of the walkway between Newbridge Rail Station and the Ring Of Roseberry (Sexes Bridge).

Signs were erected by Irish Rail adjacent to the footpath advising that “this unauthorised walkway will be closed from September 2019.”

Cllr Heavey said large numbers of people use this path on a daily basis as their access to and from the station, as has been done for many years.

He said this route has also been highlighted for further development in the National Transport Authority Newbridge Town Transport Framework Document 2018.