Limerick TD to hold second meeting on city bus network

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

LIMERICK City TD Kieran O’Donnell is to hold a second meeting with bosses at Bus Eireann over its new city bus network.

LIMERICK City TD Kieran O’Donnell is to hold a second meeting with bosses at Bus Eireann over its new city bus network.

Since some services were amalgamated in September, commuters have reported disruptions to their services.

Following this, Mr O’Donnell set up a meeting with Bus Eireann, which in turn committed to review certain aspects of the network.

Mr O’Donnell suggested the introduction of lower-floor disabled friendly bus on the 343 airport service, which now serves large parts of the northside.

In a statement, Mr O’Donnell wrote: “I can confirm that I am meeting with senior Bus Eireann management on Monday of next week here in Limerick. This is a follow-up to the meeting we held last month at which I received assurances that specific aspects of the new Limerick City bus schedule would be reviewed.”

He said he expects to hear answers on his ideas which he forwarded at a meeting last month.

“It is time to look at the issues that were under review and see how best we can move forward. I am very conscious of the importance of the bus routes in people’s lives, particularly people with disabilities and the elderly, who depend on the bus,” he continued.

Mr O’Donnell said he was pleased management were willing to meet him again and forward some of the issues he raised to the national transport authority, which came up with the new routes in connection with Bus Eireann.