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Transport | Bus Service overcrowding in Co Kildare

To ask the Minister for Transport if the bus service from Naas via Sallins and Maynooth to Blanchardstown can be augmented given that the bus is heavily overcrowded forcing passengers at peak times to stand for the whole journey; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport; however, I am not involved in the day-to-day operations of public transport. The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for securing the provision of public passenger transport services nationally and for the scheduling and timetabling of these services in conjunction with the relevant transport operators.

In light of the Authority’s responsibility in this area, I have forwarded the Deputy’s specific question in relation to the bus service from Naas via Sallins and Maynooth to Blanchardstown, to the NTA for directly reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days. 

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