Dublin Bus confirm additional services on west Dublin routes

by Padraig Conlon
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West Dublin commuters will be happy to hear news about additional local bus services coming this month.

That’s because Dublin Bus have announced additional services for customers on the 25 Dodsboro service and the 68A and 69 services serving Rathcoole and Newcastle.

The introduction of the additional services will begin on the 20th October.

The new departures will meet peak time demand and weekend services emanating from Dodsboro (Lucan) Rathcoole and Newcastle.

In a statement Dublin Bus said: “In response to the demand for weekend services on Routes 68/a and 69, Dublin Bus will be increasing departures on these routes from Sunday 20th October 2019.

“Route 69 will also have an additional Monday to Friday departure from Hawkins Street to Rathcoole at 08.15.

“These changes will improve service reliability and punctuality and is just another way that we’re always trying to improve our service for you.

View revised Route 68/a.
View revised Route 69.

“These changes have been coordinated as part of the TFI public transport network.”

Local People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny, who has been calling on Dublin Bus to review a number of services in Dublin Mid-West told Dublin Gazette: “I welcome the announcement by Dublin Bus that new services have been added to these three routes.

“I wrote to Dublin Bus over the summer requesting that a review would be undertaking giving the demand particularly at peak times.

“I was contacted by a number of people who use the three services that on some mornings they couldn’t get their departures as they were full to capacity.

“Hopefully with this announcement it will address and meet greater demand for a public service such as Dublin Bus in Lucan and Rathcoole.

“Giving the level of new development over the past few years in Dodsboro and Rathcoole/Newcastle its imperative that there is alternative to people using their cars”

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