People living in two large residential areas of Letterkenny are being denied a “great asset” due to a lack of buses serving their area, according to a local councillor.
The Letterkenny Town Bus currently does not travel to Oldtown or Lismonaghan, and Cllr Donal Coyle is seeking an extension of the route.
Cllr Coyle said the omission of the areas from the schedule is “difficult to understand”.
He said: “The town bus is a great asset but there is a whole area of the town with no town bus accommodating the residents. There is a large number of estates up in that area. I think it’s only fair that they shouldn’t be treated as second class citizens.”
The matter was raised at the Letterkenny-Milford Municipal District meeting this week, where Cllr Coyle suggested that the bus route should be extended as far as Hillview at Lismonaghan.
Cllr Michael McBride backed the call and said that greater public transport could be a good idea to alleviate traffic problems around the Old Town Bridge.
The local council held a workshop with the Letterkenny Town Bus operator in February, at which a number of issues were raised including the lack of service to the areas highlighted by Cllr Coyle this week.
Cllr Coyle’s suggestion is set to be added to the agenda of the Letterkenny Town Forum and the council has also agreed to contact the National Transport Authority “to discuss the current service plans and identify the resources required to provide an adequate town bus service for Letterkenny.”Tags: