Alex Easton MLA organised and held a public meeting at Donaghadee Community Centre on Wednesday evening, to ask questions of Translink on bus services for the residents of Donaghadee.
Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:
“I felt that it was vitally important that concerned residents living in Donaghadee had the chance to express their fears and concerns to Translink about the closure of Donaghadee bus depot. There was a good turnout with parents and the elderly all expressing concerns on such issues such as the safety of their children gathering at New Street in the early mornings to get the buses to various schools from Bangor, Newtownards and further down the Ards Peninsula.”
“Other areas of concern were the traffic congestion there would be at New Street and the lack of shelter for those waiting for buses if the weather was bad. There was a commitment from Translink to look at a second bus shelter to have monitors at New Street when the new term starts in September, and to also have a further public meeting in October to further clarify any issues that may arise.”
“The view from the meeting was expressed that the closure of the Bus depot was not wanted, and that Translink needed to ensure that bus services will not be affected in Donaghadee and that the safety of the school children comes first.”
Alex Easton MLA