Work begins on two new bus shelters for Newbridge

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Work begins on new bus shelters for Newbridge

Bus shelter being installed at Woodies

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has now followed through on it's promise to provide a bus shelter outside Woodies and the Crescent in Newbridge.

“Last year I was in continuous contact with the NTA, Bus Eireann and Kildare County Council in pursuit of adequate shelter options in Newbridge, Kildare Town and Allenwood. Some of the shelters were damaged and in urgent need of repairs," said Dep Fiona O'Loughlin.

“It is my understanding that many of these damaged shelters have already been repaired and the new shelters are now being installed. I met with the NTA in October and stressed the importance of shelters required around Kildare. Following that meeting they committed to both shelters that are now being installed in the Newbridge area”.

O’Loughlin said that last year, the Allenwood bus shelter was removed during road works and people were left without shelter for a number of months after that. The shelters were replaced on both sides of the road after continuous pressure and follow up with Kildare County Council.

"The bus service is unreliable at many times due to traffic delays that are out of their control yet, we must ensure that shelter be provided to the users of the service as they wait for the buses. I am hopeful that the NTA will now consider Suncroft and the Curragh for new bus shelters”, she added.

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