Dobbins welcomes green light from environment minister for new Translink service to Culmore

Thu, 30/01/2014 - 15:06 -- Editor

Sdlp Councillor Angela Dobbins welcomes the news that  Environment Minister Mark H.Durkan has given the green light for Translink to service the Culmore area of the City.

Ms Dobbins states "This is an issue myself and Colum Eastwood have been perusing for a number of years now however found ourselves restricted by a license already held by Lough Swilly. This license prohibited any other public transport provider servicing the Culmore area. As residents will know the existing timetable does not adequately facilitate the needs of the ever increasing Culmore population who have continuously expressed their frustration. ‘

The Translink service promises to fulfil the needs of all users such as those with disabilities, mothers with children and the elderly. I have been informed that this service will run in tandem with the current Swilly service in order to facilitate more passenger usage. .  There will be five services from Foyle St to Culmore Point departing 10.00, 12noon, 14.30,&18.15 and from Culmore Point to Foyle St six services departing 7.30, 9.30, 10.30, 12.30, 14.00 &16.00.

 It is my understanding that this will help create more employment as the two companies will complement each other to encourage greater and greener use of public transport within our City.