A petition campaigning for a more reliable 133 bus service between Wicklow Town and Dublin has received just under 1000 signatures.
The petition, which was created by Councillor Mary Kavanagh, seeks to achieve a more reliable and transparent bus service for Wicklow commuters, with a number of initiatives being sought, including an app that provides real time notices of incidents such as break downs and delays.
Speaking on the issue, Kavanagh said – “The 133 bus route between Wicklow and Dublin is a very unreliable service which regularly leaves workers and students stranded and having to find alternative transport to their work or college.
“There is often no notice when a bus is going to be late or a “no show”. More investment is needed in upgrading the bus fleet and an early warning system should be introduced when a bus has a breakdown such as an app, or real-time notice on Bus Éireann’s website. Commuters deserve a better and more reliable service than this,” said Kavanagh.
The petition comes after a recent announcement from Labour councillor Paul O’Brien that representatives from the NTA and Bus Eireann were to be invited to meet with Wicklow County Council members to discuss the ongoing transport issues in the Wicklow area.