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Tourist train under the spotlight

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 4:57pm

The operator of the stalled tourist train has received a letter from Cork City Council’s legal department about the contract between the two parties.

Pat Flynn, the operator of the halted tourist train, told the Cork Independent that he had received the letter from the local authority.

The issue is related to the pick up location at Union Quay, which Mr Flynn has stated is not suitable to attract tourists and thus, he believes is not commercially viable as a location.

He has indicated that he has been looking at other out of town locations where the tourist train could run.

The city’s Head of Corporate Affairs, Paul Moynihan, said: “At a recent meeting of Cork City Council, councillors were informed that the operator of the tourist train was in breach of the legal agreement that he had entered into with the council. That agreement prescribed the pick-up location for the service. The contract waived any right for the tourist train to operate from any other location – but the pick up location outlined in the legal agreement.”

Mr Flynn has said that he will comment on the letter in due course.

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