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Thursday, 28th May 2020

East Meath Councillors welcome new bus shelters

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Councillor Sharon Tolan at the bus stop at Deepforde where a shelter is to be installed.

To most people it would seem obvious that there should be a shelter at every bus stop, especially in a climate such as ours.

So, it was good news this week when the members of the Laytown-Bettystown Municipal District who had been lobbying for them were told of plans for another three bus shelters in the area and they were quick to welcome the move.

Councillor Sharon Tolan (FG) said she was delighted to let the people of Mornington and South Drogheda know that new bus shelters will be delivered on both sides of the road at Coney Hall in Mornington, and on the northbound carriageway at Deepforde, South Drogheda. 

“I am disappointed not to have secured more, there were 26 on my list, however, with Covid-19 restrictions, a full site survey could not be carried out at every location. 

“These other bus stops will remain on the list for next year, and I will do all I can to ensure they are delivered in the next tranche of shelters.  We are doing all we can to encourage people to use public transport, and the service has much improved over the last 12 months, it is important that bus users have some comfort while they wait at their stops.”

Meanwhile, Councillor, Stephen McKee said that he too was delighted to announce the new bus shelters.

“I am pleased that following representation I have been making on behalf of local residents over a period of time now to both Meath County Council and the NTA, that both Deepforde and Coney Hall have been chosen as locations for new bus shelters” Cllr McKee said.

“Bus shelters are needed at both locations which are quite busy bus stops.

“Residents need to be able to access high quality public transport services. I will continue working on the inclusion of more locations in our area as part of the bus shelter rollout programme” he concluded.

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