Three year wait for new train carraiges.

Rail commuters in the county face a three-year wait for new train carriages. A new commuter corridor planned for the Tralee to Mallow route has yet to receive government approval. It’ll take three years for carriages to be ordered once funding is sanctioned. At a presentation to members of Tralee Town Council last night, Andrew Roche of Iarnrod Eireann said a regional feeder service is envisaged for the Kerry-Mallow route.This will link into the Cork-Dublin train, which will become an hourly service. However, while initial specifications are being discussed for the Kerry carriages, no funding has been committed. According to Mr Roche, the earliest Kerry can expect new trains is the end of 2007. Until then, rail passengers will have to wait.