Wicklow Sinn Féin TD John Brady has reacted angrily to news from the National Transport Authority (NTA) that they do not intend on restoring the Bus Éireann Route 133 back though Bray.
Teachta Brady said “Last year the 133 Bus Éireann service began by-passing Bray town centre and used an alternative route via Upper Dargle Road.
“Following numerous representations I made to Bus Éireann, they had informed me that the measure was temporary and that services would return to normal after January 14. This date had however been extended on a number of occasions, the latest was that the full route was to be fully restored by the end of February.
“However this week I received an update from the NTA that they don’t intend on restoring services to the 133 route. This news is totally unacceptable and shows total contempt to both users of the service and public representatives who have been raising this issue since the cut was first made. In all conversations and correspondence they had stated that they were working on addressing some issues with congestion in the Bray area.
“In their latest response to me the NTA say they are examining options to serve Bray from Wicklow as a separate stand-alone arrangement and that this is at an early stage.
“There has been no form of consultation by Bus Éireann since they cut this service, either with the public or the local authority with a view or having any of their concerns addressed. I have asked for an immediate meeting with the CEO of Bus Éireann to discuss the issue.”