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End of the line!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

End of the line! thumbnailOngoing works to the railway crossing in Castlerock, causing considerable disruption to the village.

TRADERS in Castlerock, who claim their business have been adversely affected by disruption linked to work on the railway line, will not be compensated, it has been confirmed. A Translink spokesperson stated that the company had taken "every reasonable step" to facilitate the community during the work which has seen traffic diversions in place on the approach to the village.
The statement follows a claim from the owner of the Costcutter store on Main Street that her business - and others - had suffered as a result.
Sandra Robinson had written to Translink officials, concerned about the impact the work was having on numbers visiting her premises and querying about possible compensation.
“A lot of my customers are parents with children in prams," explained Sandra.
“It is impossible for them to carry a pram over the bridge at the railway crossing and a good 15 minutes walk extra for them to go the detour route.
“Every day since the closure we've been down money and I'm worried about getting customers back. What way are we getting compensated for this," she asked.

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