Bus Eireann route changes unfair and must be reviewed

The decision of Bus Eireann to implement changes to its Ballina-Galway route must be immediately reviewed.

There is considerable concern and anger regarding the implications of the changes which were announced last Friday 29 June and implemented yesterday 1 July.

Firstly the notice peiod for the change was far too short. Presumably this was planned weeks back. It has been in discussion for many months.

Secondly what facilities do Bus Eireann intend to put in place in Claremorris to account for the long waiting periods for transfer buses to Kiltimagh and Swinford?

There are also implications for people living in Foxford and Straide as well as Swinford and Kiltimagh which I do not believe Bus Eireann have properly considered.

I am calling for an immediate review of this decision and will be applying pressure on Bus Eireann management to provide proper services to all customers affected.