Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Deputy Lord Mayor, Emer Costello Launches Petition to Save the 172 Bus Route

Click here to Sign the petition to save the 172 Bus:

I am calling on Dublin Bus to reverse its decision to cut the 172 service which runs from Dunard to Kildare Street.

This is a very important route in my area and since the
announcement I have received numerous calls and emails from constituents who are concerned that the route is to be axed. The bus runs down through Stoneybatter and is a valuable lifeline for many elderly people in the area who use the service to do all the day-to-day activities, like shopping, going to the bank and collecting their
pension. It is also an important link between the National Museum in Kildare Street and the Museum at Collins Barracks, Benburb Street.

If Dublin Bus management were on the route particularly in the morning, it is a busy service that is utilised by people in the area; the bus also crosses town and it makes no sense to me to curb a service like that.
This really is a massive backward step, we are trying to get people out
of their cars and onto public transport and this announcement completely
flies in the face of that.”

I have launched a petition in the area seeking a commitment from Dublin Bus to keep the service. Concerned Dublin Bus 172 commuters can sign up to the petition online
launched today at by clicking here on the link to the petition

I would be interested in hearing from concerned commuters if you wish to email your comments to emercostello@eircom.net or text to (087) 2865243

Sign the petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/172bus/petition.html

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