FEARS FOR MONAGHAN SERVICES AS BUS ÉIREANN TO AXE DUBLIN-DERRY ROUTE

3 March 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

With the prospect of an all-out strike on Monday by Bus Éireann workers over cost-cutting measures announced by the semi-state company, Sinn Féin’s Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin T.D. has pressed the Transport Minister Shane Ross T.D. to ensure the continuation of services on the Bus Éireann Dublin to Derry Expressway route. Bus Éireann no. 33 to and from Derry stops and picks up at Monaghan town on a twice daily basis, offering 28 services a week.

Last Monday Bus Éireann’s acting Chief Executive Officer Ray Hernan announced the company would be closing three Expressway routes including Dublin-Derry as part of a wide range of cost saving measures. The northern public service operator Translink which is responsible for the Ulsterbus Goldline express service confirmed it would continue to operate its four X3/274 Derry to Dublin daily services (and three return) through Monaghan, as it was part of their licence and network contract to do so.

In a report on the proposed closures, the…
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