Brendan Ryan, Labour Party for spokesperson on Transport has stated that the review of the Dublin Bus Service in 2017 must lead to an improved and more reliable service for the North County.
Speaking after a meeting with Chief Executive of the National Transport Authority Anne Graham in which she stated that the Dublin Bus service would be reviewed in 2017, Deputy Ryan made a strong case to her that the bus service in the North County is in need of drastic improvement.
Ryan “The Dublin bus service to the North of Fingal is in need of further investment and reliability. The 33 service is a very difficult bus for a commuter to time and judge accurately. The real time passenger information and Dublin Bus apps do not accurately reflect when the bus is due to arrive at a particular stop. The distance between Balbriggan, Skerries, Rush and Lusk, leads to difficulty for commuters in timing buses. Many will check the app which may say the bus is due in ten minutes, but when they arrive at the bus stop they will have missed the bus as it arrived before it was due. Of course the opposite can also happen, when the bus is delayed and people are waiting a long time.”
Ryan continued “It just seems that once the bus service goes past the M50, the service diminishes and less coordination is put into ensuring an accurate and reliable service. I made this point very clearly to Anne Graham and asked her to examine ways of improving this service into the future”