FF Demand Additional Dublin Bus Services

A Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan has called for additional cross-county bus services to Dublin.

It comes amid reports of overcrowding on the Bus Éireann expressway service from Letterkenny in County Donegal.

Niamh Smyth said she has contacted the National Transport Authority to seek additional services after an elderly lady was refused transport to a hospital appointment.

Deputy Smith explained: "I have been engaging with the family of one lady, an 84-year-old who was trying to board a bus to attend a medical appointment in the Mater Hospital, Dublin. The bus arrived into Emyvale and this lady was told the bus was full and that she would have to wait for the next one. This was not due for another two hours.

"This took place when schools and colleges are off. There is less of a demand on services during the summer months, yet people are being turned away.

"Bus Éireann need to look at this problem. We are limited in our public transport options, so the ones we do have, we need to ensure they are adequately resourced," concluded Deputy Smyth.

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