John Curran T.D. has raised concern that local resident’s in the area will miss out on the upcoming Public Consultation Process for the NTA’s complete overhaul of the Dublin Bus Network – BusConnects.

Deputy Curran was speaking after receiving the dates and locations for the NTA’s upcoming Local Information Sessions across Dublin.

“The date and location for Clondalkin, Lucan, Palmerstown, Rathcoole, Saggart, and Newcastle residents to get informed at a BusConnects Local Information Session is Friday 17th August 2018 from 2pm – 8pm is at Liffey Valley, Shopping Centre.

“While this might appear to be a central meeting point for this area, it is however not that beneficial to the vast majority of Lucan and Clondalkin residents. 

“Furthermore, I am also concerned about residents in further outlying and remote areas such as Rathcoole, Saggart and Newcastle, residents in these areas would be better served by a more localised location for a future Local Information Session. 

“It is my understanding that further Local Information Sessions will be taking place in September and accordingly I am requesting that when scheduling the locations for these Local Information Sessions that they are held closer to Lucan and Clondalkin Villages. 

“To this end, I have contacted the NTA’s BusConnects Section requesting that more localised locations in our villages are considered for future Local Information Sessions. 

“There is great interest and concern about the changes proposed to the Dublin Bus Network. Local residents need to be informed as best as possible about these changes and encouraged to have their say as much as possible”, concluded Deputy Curran.