Cam­paign launched to ex­tend Route 84 as far as New­town

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A cam­paign has been launched to ex­tend Route 84 as far as New­town­moun­tkennedy.

Last Thurs­day, lo­cal Sinn Fein rep­re­sen­ta­tives launched a cam­paign call­ing on Dublin Bus to ex­tend route 84 from Kil­coole to New­town­moun­tkennedy, the fastest grow­ing town in the county ac­cord­ing to re­cently re­leased cen­sus data.

Speak­ing about the cam­paign, Deputy John Brady said: ‘I am de­lighted to join my col­league and east Wick­low Sinn Féin rep­re­sen­ta­tive Muire­ann Dal­ton in launch­ing this public trans­port cam­paign for the peo­ple of New­town and sur­round­ing ar­eas.

‘Cur­rently, there is no di­rect public trans­port ser­vice be­tween Kil­coole and New­town, which is hav­ing a detri­men­tal im­pact on both com­mu­ni­ties for young peo­ple and the el­derly alike.

‘ The ex­ten­sion of route 84 into New­town is es­sen­tial to en­sure that com­mu­ni­ties can travel eas­ily be­tween Kil­coole and New­town in­clud­ing, stu­dents at­tend­ing Coláiste Chraobh Ab­hann in Kil­coole. This will also be of ben­e­fit to the lo­cal econ­omy of East Wick­low.

Muire­ann Dal­ton said: ‘Last week, we launched an on­line pe­ti­tion for peo­ple to sign in sup­port of this ini­tia­tive.

‘We have made pe­ti­tions avail­able in lo­cal busi­nesses across New­town and, in the com­ing days, we will be go­ing out door to door seek­ing sup­port from the com­mu­nity. I would en­cour­age peo­ple to sup­port this lo­cal cam­paign and en­sure that the peo­ple of New­town have ac­cess to the most ba­sic public trans­port.’

The pe­ti­tion is avail­able on­line at https://www.gope­ti­­ti­tions/ex­tend-the-84-bus-route-to-new­town­moun­tkennedy.html.

Deputy John Brady and Muire­ann Dal­ton.

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