Congrats to the staff

Carrick-on-Shannon is the Best Station in Connacht

Claire McGovern

Reporter:

Claire McGovern

Carrick-on-Shannon is the Best Station in Connacht

Pictured receiving their award were (l-r) Jimmy Feeny and Jim O'Farrell with Iarnród Éireann Chief Executive David Franks (far left).

Carrick-on-Shannon has taken the coveted title of Best Station in Connacht at the annual Iarnród Éireann Best Station Awards. The awards were presented by Iarnród Éireann CEO, David Franks at a special ceremony at Inchicore Works.

Delighted Station Manager, Jimmy Feeney and station staff member Jim O’Farrell were at Inchicore to pick up their award. Carrick-on-Shannon narrowly beat Westport and Ballina to take the top award in Connacht.

Speaking at the awards, David Franks, Iarnród Éireann CEO said: “I would like to congratulate Carrick-on-Shannon for taking the top award in Connacht. The Award is testament to the hard work and dedication off all the team. The fact that the winners are chosen by our customers make a win all the more special”

Voting was conducted through an online poll and voting at stations, with almost 15,000 people voting as part of the competition. Customers were asked to rate their station under the following criteria; Customer Information, Station Appearance and Staff Helpfulness with Carrick-on-Shannon scoring highly in all categories. The votes were cast during January of this year.

The Iarnród Éireann Best Station Awards reward excellence in customer facilities, cleanliness, innovation and customer service in the country’s 144 railway stations. The Overall Best Station Award winner this year was Dublin’s Pearse Station.