Fermanagh South Tyrone Sinn Féin Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Gildernew urges public to participate in Translink consultation

Published: 23 March, 2015

Michelle Gildernew has encouraged all members of the public, particularly community groups and individuals to participate in a consultation provided by Translink in relation to local bus services.

Ms. Gildernew says,

"I am urging all members of the public, particularly community groups and individuals to complete the short survey launched by Translink to review their services and to help plan network changes to be introduced later this year.

"In rural areas like this, bus services are a life line to many. Many people use the services for travelling to sporting events, going to work, travelling to medical appointments or simply just as a social outing.

"Although all routes will be discussed under the consultation, the main ones in this area are the 95C Roslea - Enniskillen, 294 Enniskillen - Altnagelvin and 397 Enniskillen Town Service, so it is imperative that users of these fundamental routes complete the consultation.

Sean Lynch MLA, who is also vice-chair of the DRD committee, also encourages participation,

"If the DRD Minister had his way, he would reduce bus services in order to save money. It is vital that passengers take part in this consultation to express how they use bus services and the impact of reducing these.

"Deadline for responses to this consultation exercise is 3 April 2015. For further information click www.translink.co.uk/servicechanges or call the Translink contact centre on 028 90 66 66 30." ENDS