Ballymote, Co Sligo: Seven Railway Level-Crossing Gates Stolen

31 Aug

Seven level-crossing gates have been stolen on the railway line between Ballymote in Co Sligo and Boyle, Co Roscommon.

 
Image from Irish Rail's safety campaign

Image from Irish Rail‘s safety campaign

Iarnród Éireann says that seven level-crossing gates were stolen in the early hours of Sunday last between Ballymote in Co Sligo and Boyle in Co Roscommon.

Two gates were stolen at Cloonloo and five at Culfadda, according to a company spokeswoman.

She said Iarnród Éireann moved fast to secure the train lines for the safety of livestock and the public.

Cabling had been stolen in the past but level-crossing gates, which can be up to 14-foot high, had never been taken before, the spokeswoman said.

Gardaí in Ballymote and Boyle are investigating. www.garda.ie

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