15 December 2010

Lucan & Palmerstown Bus Campaign Goes Online

Website and facebook campaign launched for bus commuters affected by Dublin Bus changes

Lucan and Palmerstown commuters are experiencing delays, chronic overcrowding and much confusion due to Dublin Bus’ schedule changes concerning routes 25, 25 a/b/x and 66x. Local senator, Frances Fitzgerald, has been inundated with calls from constituents on the issue and has launched an online campaign.

Senator Fitzgerald has begun an online campaign to highlight the concerns of many people in Lucan and Palmerstown. A website www.reversedublinbuschanges.com and a Facebook page ‘Get the 25 Back on Track’ are inviting constituents to submit their complaints and solutions online. Senator Fitzgerald will be reading all submissions and forwarding on concerns to Dublin Bus.

“This is providing unnecessary stress for a lot of people. It is hard to believe that urban commuters in 2010 are not being provided with an effective transport system” claimed Senator Fitzgerald.

“This has gone beyond a scheduling issue. This has become the cause of huge inconvenience to commuters. I call on Dublin Bus to listen to commuters and at the very least reinstate the former schedule,” said Senator Fitzgerald.

“There is nothing radical being suggested by our community. We simply want a regular service which delivers all customers to their destination safely and on time. Due to the change in routes and schedules, people using the 25, 25a/b/x and 66x are often unable to get onto overcrowded buses and if they are fortunate enough to board, they are being packed in and, in a lot of cases, standing on the stairwell”.