Over 2,927 drivers clamped at Red Cow Luas Park & Ride in 2019 5 months ago

Over 2,927 drivers clamped at Red Cow Luas Park & Ride in 2019

Approximately 10 cars are being clamped per day at the Red Cow Luas Park & Ride.

Figures from Transport Infrastructure Ireland, released to Dublin Mid-West TD John Curran, have revealed that almost 3,000 people were clamped at the Red Cow Luas park & ride last year.

Of the 2,927 clamped between 1 January and 3 November last year, 1,218 drivers appealed the fine and 525 of these drivers were successful.

In a statement issued on Tuesday morning, Curran said: "I had received many calls to my constituency office in Clondalkin in relation to the difficulties people were having with the ticket machines at the Red Cow Luas Park & Ride," and that drivers would return to "find their cars clamped at the end of their working day causing a huge cost and inconvenience."

"People have complained that the machines appear to not be allowing them to input their correct car registration numbers but is accepting full payment. On return to their cars, however, a clamp has been applied with the cost of €80 for clamp removal.

"These machines are not fit for purpose. People are paying, and it is unfair to cause this fine and inconvenience because of faulty machines."

"TII and Luas must come together immediately to come up with a solution," Curran said.