Pe­ti­tion to have bus stop re­in­stated


A PE­TI­TION call­ing on Bus Eire­ann to start ser­vic­ing Barn­dar­rig again has been started up.

In Oc­to­ber of last year Bus Eire­ann re­vised its routes, by­pass­ing large chunks of County Wicklow, in­clud­ing Barn­dar­rig. The Route 2 changes meant all stops be­tween Ark­low and Kilm­ca­canogue were ef­fec­tively ceased.

Lo­cal man Sea­mus Murphy says the timetable re­vi­sions have left many in the com­mu­nity stranded, es­pe­cially stu­dents and the el­derly who used the Route 2 ser­vice reg­u­larly to get into Dublin city cen­tre.

He is one of the lead­ing forces be­hind the pe­ti­tion.

‘A pe­ti­tion will be placed in shops and churches for peo­ple to sign over the coming weeks. It is hoped that Bus Eire­ann will see sense and start ser­vic­ing the area again. We will also be lob­by­ing our lo­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tives.’

Mr. Murphy ar­gues that it makes no sense for buses not to stop at Barn­dar­rig when they are run­ning along the old route.

‘It is ex­tremely frus­trat­ing for peo­ple as the ser­vice passes by the par­ish up to 20 times a day.’

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