Replacement of 10 bus shelters in Cork
The National Transport Authority has today (Friday, 14 June) approved funding to replace ten bus shelters in Cork. Following a request from Bus Éireann it is expected that these shelters will be replaced during the course of this year. I am very pleased that one third of the total national approvals are to be in Cork.
In the Douglas and Rochestown areas the bus shelters being replaced are at Monswood, The Borough, Lansboro and at Endsleigh on Douglas Road. These will greatly benefit all those local residents who rely on bus services both to and from work and when going to the city.
If public transport is going to be a viable alternative to private cars then we must make it as easy as possible for people to use. This requires buses running on time, information being readily available to passengers and proper facilities for people who travel by bus. These new bus shelters will improve the facilities available and provide increased protection against inclement weather while people are waiting for busses.
The Minister for Transport has previously approved the roll out of real time passenger information on certain bus routes. This live information has greatly improved the experience for many bus users, they can now wait on a bus knowing approximately when it will arrive.
We must continually invest in public transport to make it a viable alternative. I hope that these new bus shelters will be just one part of Minister’s on-going commitment to improve bus services across Cork.