Vi­tal to re­tain 84X bus ser­vice

Bray People - - NEWS -

IT IS vi­tal that the 84X bus ser­vice in North Wick­low is main­tained ac­cord­ing to Cllr. James O'Sullivan.

'It is ab­so­lutely es­sen­tial that there are no cut backs in the 84X bus ser­vice. This bus route is very im­por­tant for com­muters from New­cas­tle, Kil­coole, Grey­stones, and Bray. The pos­si­ble cut backs were con­firmed re­cently by a Dublin Bus Of­fi­cial. I am in­formed that they are cur­rently re­view­ing the route and are con­sid­er­ing cut­ting the ser­vice. The re­duc­tion will af­fect one 84X in the morn­ing and also one bus from its evening ser­vice.

'Given that this rep­re­sents a 14 per cent re­duc­tion in ser­vice, I am ex­tremely dis­ap­pointed that the rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Dublin Bus who were in at­ten­dance at the last meet­ing of Grey­stones Town Coun­cil in Jan­uary failed to men­tion it.

'At a time when Dublin Bus are in­creas­ing fares, and have al­ready re­duced ser­vices in the North Wick­low area, I find it hard to be­lieve that they would even con­sider re­duc­ing such a vi­tal ser­vice. This bus route is al­ready at ca­pac­ity and any re­duc­tion in ser­vice will mean fur­ther over­crowd­ing and in­creased pas­sen­ger dis­com­fort.

'As a reg­u­lar com­muter, I know how im­por­tant this ser­vice is to the peo­ple of North Wick­low. I have writ­ten to Dublin Bus seek­ing clar­i­fi­ca­tion on the pro­posed re­duc­tion and have out­lined my se­ri­ous con­cerns re­gard­ing any such re­duc­tion.'

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