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Sinn Fein fights to protect Translink Services

Published: 17 April, 2015

Sinn Fein fights to protect Translink Services

Sinn Fein representatives Sean Lynch and Debbie Coyle on Friday submitted a large number of responses to the Translink Consultation on the review of the 95C Roslea - Enniskillen, 294 Enniskillen - Altnagelvin and 397 Enniskillen Town Services.

Speaking as they were submitted, Sean Lynch said

"I am delighted with the number of responses we received to the consultation. It highlights how vital public transport is to rural counties like Fermanagh and its messages like this that Transport and similar companies need to be seeing.

"We got responses from all age brackets, but it was our teenagers and elderly that was most concerned about the possibility of the services being cut. Myself and Michelle Gildernew arranged a public meeting with Sean Falls, the Services Delivery Manager last Wednesday in Roslea around these issues and again is was well attended by local people.

"There is a severe lack of investment in the area. Some of our roads are treacherous, the phone and broadband coverage is minimal and there is a proposed closure of Enniskillen Courthouse. If they start taking away our bus services too, it will be a case of the last person to leave Fermanagh should turn the lights out.

Enniskillen town Councillor Debbie Coyle added,

"Most of the people that raised this issue with me were elderly or disabled. These people are fearful of how they would make it around the town, to medical appointments, to do their weekly shopping etc. Speaking to the people on the bus can be the only interaction some people have each day and it is what keeps them going. I sincerely hope Translink take on board these responses and take action not to cut these services." ENDS

PHOTO: Sean Falls, Services Delivery Manager for Omagh and Fermanagh, Enniskillen Cllr Debbie Coyle, Fermanagh South Tyrone MLA Sean Lynch