Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (788, 789)

Micheál Martin

Question:

788. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will address the bus service to users of the Nitelink which has been reduced to three per night (details supplied); the consequent public order issues arising from a large number of people waiting hours for a nitelink; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8681/13]

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Micheál Martin

Question:

789. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will request Dublin Bus to revert to the Trinity College / Townsend Street location for the Nitelink service from the D'Olier Street location in view of the public order issues arising at the current location; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8682/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 788 and 789 together.

The provision of bus services is an operational matter for Dublin Bus in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA) and I have forwarded the Deputy's questions to the company for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.