Tag Archives: transport

Ballyvourney road to be resurfaced

17 Aug

One of the major routes into Kerry is to be resurfaced. The NRA has approved overlay works for the road through Ballyvourney. Locals have been campaigning about the condition of the road since 2007. The situation became worse in the past twelve months when bad weather caused numerous potholes to appear.

Hundreds of euro worth of damage has been caused to cars as a result of the road. Tenders for the project will be issued in the next week or two with works due to start in late September. Its hoped they will be complete by November


Tralee Bypass to start next year

13 Mar

Construction work on the Tralee Bypass is due to begin next year. That’s according to correspondence between the Transport Minister and Kerry North Fianna Fáil TD Tom McEllistrim. Kerry County Council was recently given notice to enter into negotiations with landowners – and commit to buy the land needed for the project. The council says it hasn’t yet been given the go ahead to go to tender or construction of the road.

Apology for delayed train passengers

11 Jan

Iarnród Éireann has apologised to passengers who were on the Dublin to Tralee train last night, which arrived more than four-and-a-half hours late. Iarnród Éireann Spokesman Barry Kenny said the train developed problems close to Mallow station and had to operate on reduced engine power. The train left Mallow 50 minutes late following an inspection, but got into more difficulties between Millstreet and Rathmore and stopped for two hours.

There were about 45 people on board. Mr Kenny said the driver announced that in order to get the engines going again, he would have to switch off the lights, which he did for about ten minutes. The train arrived into Killarney three hours and 50 minutes late. There were 12 people left on board, but because road conditions were so bad Iarnród Éireann was unable to bus them to Tralee. The remaining passengers arrived in Tralee by train at 3.45am, four hours and 40 minutes late. Iarnród Éireann said it was a dreadful delay, which was compounded by the fact that they could not offer alternative transport to the passengers.

via RTÉ News.