Search Search. Menu Sections. Myles Buchanan at Wicklow County Council meeting. A representative from Bus Eireann outlined a number of changes they plan to implement to bus routes providing services in Wicklow during a presentation at Monday's meeting. The service will start at 5 a.
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Search Search. Menu Sections. Myles Buchanan at Wicklow County Council meeting. A representative from Bus Eireann outlined a number of changes they plan to implement to bus routes providing services in Wicklow during a presentation at Monday's meeting. The service will start at 5 a. We expect the timetable to be implemented on March We believe it will be a more reliable and efficient service,' said Mr Kent.
Around trips are made every week from Wicklow to Dublin. Journeys are also up 5 per cent compared to a year previous. The service had delivered around 15 per cent growth over the past year. We have to deal with congestion, particularly in the Greater Dublin Area.
It's no different to what you experience in your cars,' added Mr Kent. The service has a 98 per cent reliability rating, while the rating for the stands at 99 per cent. Councillors thanked the Bus Eireann delegation for their attendance but weren't shy of critiquing some failings in the services provided. Cllr Paul O'Brien said most of the problems involving the service seemed to take place in Dublin rather than Wicklow.
However, there were problems on the return leg from Dublin. People are told the bus will be there in five minutes and it never arrives at all. Cllr Jennifer Whitmore pointed out that the was the most complained about bus route in the country. It received complaints per , passengers in - by far the largest number nationwide. Nationally, the average was 40 complaints per , passengers. If the service isn't frequent and reliable then people won't use it.
Last year Cllr Mary Kavanagh presented Bus Eireann with a petition signed by over 1, people seeking improvements to the bus service. She said late buses were not only affecting her husband's work, they were also affecting his mental health. There seems to be a big gap between how Bus Eireann think they are doing and how the public think they are doing.
Cllr Derek Mitchell said the vast majority of his constituents in the Greystones area use the 84X bus, for which he hears very few complaints. However, some constituents in Willow Grove and Newtown use the service and had numerous complaints. We need a more frequent service at peak hours and need to get traffic off the N Cllr Steven Matthews inquired if there were any plans to use hard shoulders on the N11 or for a park and ride.
Then they have to wait an delay going to work by another hour. There are also real failings in the complaints service and actually responding to complaints.
Cllr Rory O'Connor recalled an encounter he had with a couple while recently waiting to catch a bus. They said they couldn't wait that long but the bus actually ended up coming 90 minutes early, without updating the App. Cllr Dermot O'Brien said it was difficult to encourage people to use the service when there were so many complaints about it. Cllr Sylvester Bourke felt the service had improved since he first became a Councillor 20 years ago, but that further improvements were still required.
I do find it frustrating when waiting for a bus more than five minutes than the stated time. Also I noticed that family prices can be quite high. I have a family of five and the price for five people is often dearer on the bus than it is to take the car. Cllr John Snell heard one ten-year-old describe the as the 'worst service in Ireland' to his mother. Cllr Peir Leonard called for a stop that had been discontinued in Arklow to be reinstated while Cllr Pat Fitzgerald stated that the cessation of certain services to St Vincent's Hospital meant some patients, mostly elderly, had to order a taxi from the bus stop at UCD.
But, in reality we aren't in control. We are only a consultee. Facebook Twitter Email. A new timetable is expected to be introduced on March It's no different to what you experience in your cars,' added Mr Kent The service has a 98 per cent reliability rating, while the rating for the stands at 99 per cent.
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Brady welcomes changes to the 133 Bus Éireann Route