Monday, March 29, 2010

123 Re-Routed by Dublin Bus Without Any Consultation

123 Re-Routed by Dublin Bus Without Any Consultation
Statement from Cllr. Aodhán Ó Ríordáin

Monday March 29th 2010

Cllr Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has criticised the decision by Dublin Bus to re-route the popular 123 bus without any consolation with the local community or with local representatives. The route northward through Marino is an extremely important service for the elderly residents of Marino.

'Last year Dublin Bus took the decision not to continue to travel northward through Marino but rather to travel down Philipsburgh Avenue and directly down to the terminus on Griffith Avenue. As a result a long process was engaged in to resolve the issues that concerned Dublin Bus and many improvements were made by Dublin City Council to facilitate the reintroduction of the route through Marino.' Cllr Ó Ríordáin stated.

'However last week, without any notice, Dublin Bus have reverted to their previous position which again causes mayor upset to local elderly residents. I have started a local petition in Marino to campaign for the re-introduction of the original route and I am calling on Dublin Bus to re-engage with the City Council, the Local Community and the Local Representatives to resolve this matter as soon as possible'. Cllr Ó Ríordáin concluded.