30 August 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A recent response from Bus Eireann CEO Martin Nolan that states the Monaghan to Dublin Route 177 is not being discontinued but rerouted is being robustly challenged by County Monaghan Mayor Seán Conlon who stated to The Northern Standard,

 “On July 25th last, Bus Eireann regional management personnel met with the nine local drivers from the Monaghan depot and outlined to drivers the changes that were to be brought on during late August.

These changes included the replacing of the Route 177 with the new Route 182. As it stands currently, this roster change is still with the local drivers that they are required by management to implement on a date still to be confirmed. Regrettably CEO Martin Nolan has not agreed to meet with a delegation of Councillors, instead passing off this issue to local Bus Eireann managers, the very same managers who in July told local drivers of the abolition of Route 177 and introduction of 182 in its place.

 “CEO Nolan also refers in his letter to ‘the fast and reliable 32 and 33 bus routes that service Dublin’ however he fails to admit the 33 does not stop in Castleblayney or Carrickmacross which will add further uncertainty to customers seeking to arrive at the airport or city at a specific time.

 This new route will diminish access to efficient and reliable public transport to Dublin City and airport as it goes via Drogheda with …

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