White welcomes moves by Dublin Bus to address Whitechurch Bus Service

Deputy Alex White today congratulated the Whitechurch Action Group who, after several weeks of negotiations with Dublin Bus facilitated by Alex White TD and Cllr. Paddy Cosgrave, have secured a morning and evening service of the new 15B. This will provide residents – workers and school children – with a direct service from Whitechurch to the City Centre through Rathmines.

Commenting on the outcome Deputy White said:

“The return, albeit limited, of this route, re-establishes a traditional route of access to town via Rathmines, which is so important to the Residents of Whitechurch.

I commend the patience and professionalism of the Residents who played a role in this Action group. Working with the Group on this issue, as I have since last August, has been a real demonstration of how effective we can be when we pull our resources together”

Deputy White also commended the work of the Dublin Bus Network Direct management group who has worked with the National Transport Authority to bring about this satisfactory result. Highlighting their flexibility and willingness to engage local concerns, Deputy White added:

“We all understand the tremendous budgetary pressures public services are placed under in these stringent economic times. However the Dublin Bus team has shown that with some creativity a better solution can be developed.”

Dublin Bus expect that the new service will commence Monday 19th December and will run as a Monday - Friday with an inbound service scheduled at 08.05 and outbound at 15.00, with a further outbound peak time bus at 16.53.