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MLA Liz Kimmins has called for the reinstatement of the hourly Newry to Dublin Bus service. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
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Local MLA Liz Kimmins has told the Assembly’s Infrastructure committee that hourly bus services from Newry to Dublin should be reinstated. When in service the hourly bus service ran 24/7 and was a very convenient way of getting to Dublin Airport in just an hour. It also opened up many more options for nights out in Dublin.

The Newry and Armagh MLA stated “In 2019 there was an hourly bus service from Newry to Dublin and Dublin Airport. Currently, Translink's 2021-2022 timetable only has services from Newry to Dublin every two hours after 9.40. Meanwhile Banbridge still has an hourly service to Dublin. 

“While I appreciate that Covid has led to some changes, Newry deserves its hourly service reinstated.

“I have been contacted by people who depend on this service for their work and who have been badly affected by this reduction so I have raised this issue at the infrastructure committee today and will further engage with Translink in the time ahead.  

“If we are serious about encouraging people to take up buses and trains, we need a public transport system that is up to the task."

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    Gerry Connor · 28 days ago
    Before COVID pandemic, Newry had its own X5 bus service To Dublin airport/Dublin & return journey.So obviously the passenger numbers dictated this X5 service.Not to have an hourly service after 9-40 X1/2 to Dublin airport but to leave Banbridge with on the hour service seems a strange decision.When one looks at timetable, calling at Newry City bus station adds 10 minutes to journey.Hopefully Liz Kimmins can rectify this decision by Translink 

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