16/09/2015

€250,000 Spent To Date This Year Removing Train Graffiti

Iarnród Éireann has spent €250,000 removing graffiti from trains to date in 2015.

The rail company announced the figure today during an event at Connolly Station to highlight the problem of graffiti.

The company said that money has been spent on the removal of graffiti from train sets right across the country, the majority of which has taken place in the greater Dublin area.

The figure is only for rolling stock however, with further hundreds of thousands of Euro being spent on the removal of graffiti on buildings, bridges and tunnels across the network.

"Acts of graffiti are a huge problem for us and we are hoping that by highlighting the problem we will deter would be graffiti artists from defacing our property, not only is a cost to Iarnród Éireann, a huge inconvenience to our customers, but it is also a criminal offence," a statement on the company's website stated.

(MH/JP)

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