Real-time information should be available to commuters at Cavan Bus Station

Fianna Fail Councillor, John Paul Feeley has called on the National Transport Authority and Bus Eireann to provide real-time information for passengers on a twenty four hour basis at Cavan Bus Station. ‘Cavan Bus Station is the terminus of the Dublin to Cavan Commuter Route. It is also a stop on the Dublin to Enniskillen Expressway Service which provides a key link to Dublin Airport. Currently ‘real-time’ information is not available to passengers. This is particularly an issue for those accessing the late night and early morning buses when the bus station is closed with services operating from the public street.’ ‘Sometimes, passengers waiting for the service to Dublin Airport have been left standing on the side of the street waiting for a bus that has proceeded directly to Dublin as it is already full. These people have to make alternative arrangements at short notice to catch flights. This may be a rare occasion but it demonstrates the need for the provision of ‘real-time’ information for passengers.’ ‘The information is available on some Bus Eireann Commuter Routes and on many services operated by Bus Atha Cliath.’ On foot of raising this issue at the Cavan/Belturbet Municipal District, the Council will contact the National Transport Authority and Bus Eireann seeking the provision of real-time information and bus shelters at Cavan Bus Station and also at Belturbet and at the Hotel Kilmore Stop. ENDS