Freehill calls for restoration of bus routes via St Stephen’s Green
Dublin Labour Cllr Mary Freehill who represents Rathmines and Terenure has called for the urgent restoration of the No 14, 15 and 140 bus routes via St. Stephens Green following the completion of LUAS Cross City construction works.
Cllr Freehill said:
“With the completion of LUAS Cross City it is now time for the urgent restoration of the No. 14, 15 and 140 bus routes back through St. Stephen’s Green. This would restore access for commuters and visitors to some of the core city centre attractions and also allow people to link up with the new cross city LUAS.
“Due to the construction works these buses have been rerouted down through Georges St for the last number of years. For many people this was a major but presumed temporary inconvenience.
“I recently secured agreement that Dublin City Council would convene a meeting with the National Transport Authority to discuss the restoration of the 14, 15 and 140 bus routes to travel via St Stephens Green.
“It’s unacceptable to deprive people travelling from Dublin 6 and 6W of public transport to this area of the city and especially for those who use these buses to work and have to go as far away as Mount St. I have also been contacted by older people who find that they cannot walk from Georges St over to the Green.
“Restoring the routes would provide more direct access to cultural institutions including the National Museum and Library, the National Gallery and Concert Hall. It would also provide a closer direct link to the St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, and Grafton St area.”