THREAT TO MONAGHAN – DUBLIN BUS SERVICE ABATING?

23 November 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Hope was expressed at Monday night’s meeting of Monaghan Town Council that the reduction in the Monaghan-Dublin bus service signalled recently might not now take place.
Sinn Féin councillor Sean Conlon told the meeting that when the cuts were first mooted, they were seen to be in tandem with the reinstatement of bus services in west Cavan.
He understood these services would be reinstated but it would be through a private contractor, which he believed would reduce the pressure on the 177 route.
“Hopefully there will be no need for the route to be reduced in capacity,” Colr Conlon stated.
He was moving a SF motion, “That Monaghan Town Council endorses the recent motion passed at the County Council meeting that seeks assurances from Bus Éireann CEO Martin Nolan that the existing 177 Monaghan-Dublin service retains its current …

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