BUS Eireann bosses in Cork are being urged to re-consider their plans to discontinue the No 12 Bus service from the middle of June.
Fine Gael Local Election Candidate for Cork City North Central Ward, Joe Kavanagh said that the service is vital to the people it serves in The Glen, Blackpool and Glenthorn Estate on Dublin Hill and said that these people are distraught at the idea of losing this means of transport which they have depended on for many years.
“In these difficult times, I can appreciate that in the current economic climate, difficult commercial decisions have to be made, however, common sense must prevail here and this service has to be retained at all costs. We are being continually encouraged by the government to use public transport as much as possible and here we have the threat of cutting off this vital transport service hanging over the these communities in the heart of the Northside of Cork City,” he said.
Concluding Kavanagh added, “ In the interests of the people of the Northside who depend on this service and indeed the Bus Eireann employees who may suffer as a consequence of this decision, I urge the Management of Bus Eireann to reconsider this decision and come up with an alternative feasible strategy that will enable Bus Eireann to continue to provide this vital service to the communities of The Glen, Blackpool and Glenthorn Estate in Dublin Hill.”