COMPLAINTS MOUNT AS MONAGHAN BUS PASSENGERS LEFT STRANDED

30 July 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

• COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS A FACTOR IN PRESSURE ON SERVICES SAYS BUS ÉIREANN

Bus Éireann has said that restrictions on capacity arising from Government regulations to stop the spread of Covid-19 are a factor in issues that have arisen with their Monaghan services. Complaints have escalated in the last week about passengers being unable to access buses at the Monaghan station because they are already filled to existing capacity when they arrive at the local depot, even though some prospective travellers have pre-booked their tickets online.

Sinn Féin TD for Cavan/Monaghan Matt Carthy said this week that he had raised the issue with Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan TD. The Green Party leader has also been written to on the matter by local Green activist Tate Donnelly. Aontú in Monaghan has also called for the rising tide of complaints about the Monaghan service to be addressed by Bus Éireann.

In a statement, Bus Éireann said that issues arising with their Monaghan services, and also those in Athlone, were attributable to the 50% capacity regulation imposed as part of the Covid-19 control measures and the fact that a….

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