Orbital Route Linking Straffan, Ardclough and Maynooth Being Considered says O’Rourke

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Local Fianna Fáil T.D, Frank O’Rourke, has received confirmation from the National Transport Authority that it will examine the feasibility of providing an Orbital Bus Route linking Ardclough, Straffan and Maynooth. The National Transport Authority (NTA) confirmed the study following representations made by Deputy O’Rourke.

“I received confirmation from the NTA that it will examine the potential of providing an Orbital Bus Route linking Ardclough, Straffan and Maynooth. This Orbital Route would provide residents in Ardclough and Straffan with a link to a regular bus and rail public transport service, a connection to the Maynooth Business Park, and a link to NUI Maynooth, opening up this area to the Rent-a-Room Scheme for student accommodation.”

“I am meeting Dublin Bus with the aim of improving the unacceptable service on Route 67 and 67X at the moment. Many bus commuters have made contact with me to highlight the poor service in recent times and we need to address this issue as well.”

“We have seen a slight improvement in the service of Route 115 for Kilcock commuters. Orbital Bus Route 139 linking Naas to Blanchardstown, via Clane, Rathcoffey, Maynooth and Leixlip, is attracting more commuters and we have Bus Connect proposals which have some positive elements for bus commuters, including an Orbital Route linking Maynooth to Tallaght via Celbridge and Newcastle.”

“However, we need to expand the public transport services that we have and I have made strong representations to the NTA to provide an Orbital Route linking Ardclough, Straffan and Maynooth,” concluded Deputy O’Rourke.

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