Dublin’s new 24-hour bus service has been declared a roaring success just two weeks after the service began.
Fine Gael TD Noel Rock – who mounted a two-year long campaign to get 24-hour buses in Dublin – today revealed figures for the first five nights of usage, declaring them to be “an obvious success, and something that was sorely overdue in Dublin.”
“Dublin has long been a 24-hour city, and it’s good that we finally have a bus service to reflect that. Even with minimum promotion, this 24-hour 41 bus from Lower Abbey St to Swords has had 2,829 users in its first five days of service.
“This is tremendously encouraging and clearly shows that not only is this service necessary, but we should consider expanding it to other routes too,” Deputy Rock said.
“I’ve campaigned for this route for the last two years to ensure that hard-pressed shift workers and airport workers have a low-cost solution to getting home at the end of a working day, or getting to work at the start of one.
“I’m glad that my campaigning has resulted in a new service, and I’m glad that people are finding it useful.”
Deputy Rock concluded: “It’s great to have this service up and running for Christmas season, and I have no doubt that as the months go on and more people hear about this service, that even more of them will use it.”