Footbridge won’t be built between Killarney bus and rail station

Proposals to build a footbridge in Killarney have been turned down due to an accessibility issue.

Kerry County Council had sent letters to both Bus Éireann and Iarnród Éireann requesting a footbridge to be installed between the train and bus stations.

Letters of correspondence were circulated at a recent meeting of the Members of the Municipal District of Killarney.

Jim Meade, the Chief Executive of Irish Rail, said that a footbridge would not be suitable and a ramped bridge would require space that isn’t available on the train station side.

He added the cost of a bridge would be very significant but the distance from both stations is considered short.