McGuinness raises bus shelter issue with Department of Transport

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Sinn Féin Councillor Conor D. McGuinness has raised the need for additional bus shelters at Davitt’s Quay with officials from the Department of Transport during the February meeting of the Souther Regional Assembly in Waterford. 

McGuinness said:

“Three bus operators currently use the bus stops at Davitt’s Quay including the hugely popular LocalLink service. Public transport is hugely important as we try to reduce carbon from the environment. Its hugely positive that so many people are using the public transport options that are available, however the physical infrastructure at the bus stop is not fit for purpose. 

“There is not enough space in the existing bus shelters to cater for the numbers of passengers that congregate at the bus stop at peak times throughout the day. This results in passengers being exposed to wet and windy weather while waiting for their bus. 

“If we are serious about investing in public transport and incentivising passengers to use busses then we need to adequately invest in bus stops.”