White gives ‘cautious welcome’ to the revised service proposals from Dublin Bus

Alex White TD has today given a cautious welcome to the revised service proposals announced by Dublin Bus on the Network Direct process.

Commenting on the public consultation undertaken by Dublin Bus, Deputy White said “Dublin Bus are to be commended for the work they undertook to ensure local people had an opportunity to share their views. When I drew to the company’s attention that there was a clear demand for a further public meeting, Dublin Bus did organise a further meeting with the communities in Ballyboden, Ballyroan, Firhouse, Knocklyon and Edmondstown.”

The key amendments to the changes proposed originally will see a better service choice for the commuters of Glenlyon, Glenvara and Castlefields, off Ballycullen Road, with the proposed redirecting of the 65B to travel the Ballycullen Road . Also there is to be a route alteration to the new 61 route (Whitechurch terminus) that will ensure commuters on the lower end of the Ballyboden Road will retain a regular service. And the new 15B route will significantly shorten the journey-time to town (now via Rathfarnham) to that of the original proposal.

Commenting on the new 15 and 15B, Deputy White said “The loss of the original 15 route and its terminus on Scholarstown Road is deeply regrettable and while I have asked that this would be further reviewed, I do welcome the high frequency and as such, greater capacity, within the provisional 15 and 15B schedules.”

Dublin Bus has published the amended proposals on their Network Direct website which can be viewed at: