Saturday 18 November 2017

Bus Eireann apologise for latest cancellations after week of travel disruption left commuters 'stranded'

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Rebecca Lumley

Bus Eireann has apologised for cancellations to eastern services this morning, affecting routes to Athboy, Kells, Cavan and Wicklow.

The company announced the cancellations at midnight last night, leaving just hours' notice for passengers hoping to avail of morning services.

The cancellations extend across four bus routes, route 111, 109, 109A and 133. Bus Éireann cited “operational issues” as the cause.

A Bus Eireann spokesman told Independent.ie that a number of factors contributed to the cancellations.

"A major new timetable commenced along the M3 corridor of services last Sunday. These services were re-aligned to provide  greatly increased frequency between Meath and Dublin," they said.

"Due to unforeseen operational difficulties, caused by a number of factors, some trips within the East are not operating to schedule. Regular updates of these are being posted on our website."

Disgruntled passengers expressed their frustration on Twitter this morning, complaining that the company had given too little information about the cancellations and claiming that passengers were "stranded on the roads."

This comes as the latest cancellation in a week of disruption. Some bus services were also cancelled on Monday and Tuesday, with other commuters reporting that buses simply failed to turn up.

Bus Eireann apologised for the inconvenience to passengers and stated that efforts were being made to re-instate full services.

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