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Dublin Bus must consult with its customer base

21 May, 2010 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD


Dublin Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has called on Dublin Bus to engage in a comprehensive consultation process with its customers about plans to take 90 buses off the road. He said plans to cut bus services should not go ahead without consultation with customers.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh last night hosted a public meeting in Ballyfermot at which over 100 people attended and voiced frustration at changes to their bus services.

Speaking today Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

“There is a lot of anger among Dublin Bus users at recent changes to services including the re-routing of some services from local housing estates.

“There is also a lot of concern at the proposal to take 90 buses off the streets. Nobody believes for one minute that the current level of service can be maintained when these buses are gone regardless of what the company is saying.

“It is clear to many that Dublin Bus is engaged in a strategy to run down services in order to make routes more profitable in preparation for privatisation in line with government policy regarding public services, regardless of the consequences for the public.

“The company should engage in a comprehensive consultation process with its customers about its plans to take buses off the streets or to re-routes any other services. None of these plans should proceed without any consultation.” ENDS

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