More 145 buses to hit the road this Autumn
Published 30/08/2014 | 00:00
Dublin Bus has agreed to run more 145 buses from Belfield and the city centre during the evening rush hour from this autumn.
This is to ensure that longer distance commuters can get on the 84X service at busy times.
This follows a recent meeting with the CEO of Dublin Bus Paddy Doherty, Cllr. Derek Mitchell and Cllr. Grainne McLoughlin which Minister Simon Harris arranged. They had received numerous complaints about the public transport network on the doorsteps prior to the elections.
The bus company had also paid a visit to Bray Municipal District this year at which they said additional buses would be added to that route.
'I am glad the CEO has listened,' said Cllr. Mitchell. 'I think that the 84X, which provides a good fast service, should be much more frequent.'
'We raised a number of concerns with regard to the 84 route, which included: buses terminating in Blackrock as opposed to UCD; the last 84 bus travelling back without passengers rather than accommodating late night workers; and the lack of cohesion between DART and bus times,' said Minister Harris.
The company carried out a passenger loading survey following the meeting and noted high loading levels on the N11 during the busy morning period.
The CEO agreed to review the whole 84/A/X and 145 services and to make further adjustments in early 2015, subject to NTA approval.
Charlesland is also to get a bus real time information sign this year.