Dublin Bus lists cut route under ‘improvements’Ballsbridge, Blackrock, Cherrywood, City Centre, Clontarf, Dun Laoghaire, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Featured Updates, Fingal, Howth, Malahide, News, Portmarnock, Shankill Saturday, February 12th, 2011
Dublin Bus has listed a route it cut without public consultation or notice as an improvement.
The number 4 and 4a bus routes were merged with an overall frequency cut of 30% on weekdays and 66% on Sundays. Capacity on buses was also reduced as the route’s long ‘bendy’ buses were replaced with lower capacity double-deckers.
Dublin Bus did not respond to a request for comment to explain why this route was included under the header ‘improvements’ on dublinbus.ie, or why a route already changed is included in a new phase of the cost cutting .
The bus company is continuing with its cost cutting and bus rerouting programme, and it has recently uploaded its latest planned changes on to its website.
Dublinbus.ie says “Dublin Bus is pleased to announce proposals for services in Sandymount and on the Merrion Road QBC as part of Network Direct. These service changes cover the following existing routes” and lists the following: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 7a, 7b, 7d, 8, 45, 45a, 59, and 111.
It also says that changes to buses serving the Howth Road / Portmarnock includes the routes 29a, 31, 31b, 32, 32a, 32b, and 32x.
Although, because the company is unwilling to comment, it is unclear why its website says routes already changed are includes in a new phase of changes.
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