Friday, July 12, 2013

Doherty welcomes improved bus link between Drogheda and Ashbourne

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has today (Friday) welcomed confirmation from the National Transport Authority that changes are being made to improve the bus service between Drogheda and Ashbourne.

“I was glad to get confirmation from the National Transport Authority (NTA) that route 189 and the northern section of route 103 are being merged. This will allow for a through service from Grangebellew and Clogher village via Drogheda town centre and hospital to Ashbourne via Duleek.

“I’m sure these changes will be welcomed by commuters in these areas. As we try to encourage more people to leave the car at home and take public transport, it is important that we adapt services to meet the community’s needs. As well as providing a more customer focused timetable, the changes will also facilitate changes to route 103 for service between Ratoath and Ashbourne to Dublin.

“The NTA has also confirmed that route 188 and 190 will be merged to provide a through service from Laytown and Bettystown via Drogheda train station, town centre and hospital on to Navan and onwards to either Trim or Athboy.

“The changes to these services improves the connectivity between Louth and Meath, which is great news for commuters in the towns served by these routes.”

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