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New train detection warning system at Roscommon rail crossing

Feb 21, 2022 17:02 By Shannonside News
New train detection warning system at Roscommon rail crossing New train detection warning system at Roscommon rail crossing
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Irish Rail says they're installing the systems at a number of smaller rail crossings around the country to improve safety for motorists

A new train detection warning system at a road crossing point outside Athlone will make it safer for motorists.

That's according to Barry Kenny from Irish Rail who says the company has installed four Train Detection Warning systems in Mayo and Roscommon in recent weeks.

One of the new systems has been installed at what's known locally as 'Duignans Crossing' off the N61 a couple of kilometres outside Athlone.

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Speaking on Shannonside Northern Sound today, the Irish Rail spokesman says the crossing where these systems are being installed are on smaller roads where it's the motorist's responsibility to open and close the gates,and drive across the tracks.

He says lights and sounds are now being added to help people determine when a train is coming.

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