Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Housing and local TD, Darragh O’Brien has welcomed changes announced today to the revised Bus Connects routes in Dublin.
There has been much debate and discussion about the recent proposals to change and augment the Dublin Bus network, especially in the North County.
Deputy O’Brien said: “I want to welcome the significant changes made to the BusConnects routes in Dublin Fingal. These changes address most of the concerns that I and my colleagues along with residents all across the North County raised during the consultation process.
“We now have direct buses back from Donabate and Portrane, Skerries, Rush, Lusk, Kinsealy, Portmarnock and the Seabury area of Malahide, there will also be a direct bus service for the Rolestown area and increased services to Swords
“I am delighted to see the changes to the Bus Connects routes in Dublin today. Over 50,000 submissions were submitted by the public on this very important issue and it is one which my party has worked very hard on with the people of North County Dublin to get agreement on.
“Last summer we have been providing information and guidance to residents who wanted to make formal submissions to the Bus Connects consultation. Feedback from all our public meetings was incorporated into our own submission. There was a large volume of responses on this issue, so I am pleased today to see important changes to the routes.
“It’s clear from the large number of people who attended our meetings that many local residents had legitimate concerns about how the proposals would affect their local bus services, I hope that today’s announcement will help to ease those fears,”
“I would like to thank Cllr Eoghan O’Brien, Cllr Adrian Henchy, Cllr Brian Dennehy, Cllr Brigid Manton and Cllr Darragh Butler for all their hard work on this with me and to thank everyone who attended the public meetings that I and my colleagues hosted,”
“The revised plan is now out for public consultation and I would encourage everyone to engage. I will be reviewing proposal in detail and intend to raise any remaining issues with BusConnects. People can view the new plan on the BusConnects website. I've included the link below. It's user friendly and very informative. Be assured I and my colleagues will continue to push for improvements in our bus services and for real investment in public transport infrastructure in Dublin," concluded Deputy O’Brien.
Note to Editor: Please see below the link for the Future Bus Route Mapper.