Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport

Revised National Development Plan: Discussion

Photo of Darren O'RourkeDarren O'Rourke (Meath East, Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

I am sure Ms Graham is aware, because many people in the Meath area have raised it, of the 109A service to Dublin City University, DCU. The case made by the NTA to curtail the service following a review in January was that congestion on the leg between Dublin Airport and DCU and on the way back impacted on punctuality. The curtailment is extremely frustrating. I get the 103A bus and it encounters congestion at Glasnevin Cemetery every morning. However, I do not think there is any suggestion that we would ask passengers to get off at Glasnevin Cemetery and walk the rest of the way. Does Ms Graham acknowledge that the proposed less direct and more expensive route would impose additional inconveniences on students? I mean students would have to get off the 109A and board a Dublin Bus service or some other connecting service. Will the NTA reconsider its decision to curtail the service?


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