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Local rail stations pick up awards

Story by Tom Kelly

Friday, 13th May, 2011 8:30am

Local rail stations pick up awards

Dedicated staff at both Clara and Tullamore train stations are the reason behind both stations winning awards recently, according to station manager Eoghan Brennan.

Clara station last Friday picked up the "Community Involvement Award" at the Iarnród Eireann Station Awards in Dublin, which were presented by CEO of Iarnród Eireamm Dick Ferm and Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar.

The award recognised the work put in last summer by station staff and the Clara Youth Reach Centre, which culminated in a mosaic that is currently on display on the platform in Clara station.

It's a result of the "One Book, One Clara" initiative. Students were also responsible for planting and maintaining flowers on the station platform.

Tullamore train station also picked up honours, coming in second in the Leinster area and being highly commended by customers in the areas of staff helpfulness, staff appearance, station appearance and customer information. It echoes top class results the station gets every year in the Tullamore Tidy Towns and its Grade A Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) results.

Station manager for both Tullamore and Clara Eoghan Brennan said honours for both stations was great.

"As Station Manager for both Tullamroe and Clara I'm delighted to see both stations feature in the Station Awards," he said.

"We have a truly dedicated staff that keep our doors open on a daily basis and work hard to deliver a punctual train service to meet customer needs."

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