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Local Link unscheduled stop

  • 13-04-2019 7:53pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,076 ✭✭✭ arctictree


    Just been announced a new local link service through my area. 183 Glendalough to Wicklow. There are no stops though between Ashford and Roundwood and I'm about half way between both. Do you think the driver would stop/pick up for me? It's about 4 miles each way to either village.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,127 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    It's a Local Link, I think they're supposed to be door to door. Call them up and ask.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,831 ✭✭✭ heldel00


    My neighbour has written letter after letter pleading with LocalLink to stop at the crossroads nearest her house. Like yourself she would have a 3 or 4 mile trip to nearest stop and doesn't drive but it has fallen on deaf ears. She does not expect it to stop outside her house and is willing to walk half a mile to a crossroads that is on the current route but is continually being refused.
    Great service but needs a bit of flexibility.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,076 ✭✭✭ arctictree


    It's a Local Link, I think they're supposed to be door to door. Call them up and ask.

    That's the ring a link, not local link.


  • Registered Users Posts: 212 ✭✭ ShadyAcres


    arctictree wrote: »
    Just been announced a new local link service through my area. 183 Glendalough to Wicklow. There are no stops though between Ashford and Roundwood and I'm about half way between both. Do you think the driver would stop/pick up for me? It's about 4 miles each way to either village.
    I used the local link in my county for the first time last week. He stopped a few places along the road to let people out. I asked him to let me out before the scheduled stop and saved myself a 20 min walk.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,907 ✭✭✭ Stephen15


    It's a Local Link, I think they're supposed to be door to door. Call them up and ask.

    I thought some local links were demand based dial a ride type services whereas others like this one are like normal scheduled bus routes.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,144 ✭✭✭ veryangryman


    A sound driver will stop for you if its safe i find.


  • Registered Users Posts: 214 ✭✭ danm14


    heldel00 wrote: »
    My neighbour has written letter after letter pleading with LocalLink to stop at the crossroads nearest her house. Like yourself she would have a 3 or 4 mile trip to nearest stop and doesn't drive but it has fallen on deaf ears. She does not expect it to stop outside her house and is willing to walk half a mile to a crossroads that is on the current route but is continually being refused.
    Great service but needs a bit of flexibility.

    It's a ridiculous situation where all non-Expressway Bus Eireann services will officially stop anywhere it's safe to do so, but a service specifically funded under the Rural Transport Programme expects passengers to walk miles.

    Perhaps you could try contacting the National Transport Authority? The aim of the Rural Transport Programme is "‘to provide a quality nationwide community based public transport system in rural Ireland which responds to local needs".

    Telling an elderly woman to stay at home if she can't walk four miles doesn't seem to fit this aim. It's not much help to rural Ireland having perhaps 20 buses per week that don't actually stop in rural areas.


  • Registered Users Posts: 34 ✭✭✭ wicklow eoin


    The locallink is stopping for people between ashford and roundwood.


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