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Leitrim residents raise concerns over new local link transport expansion

Jun 29, 2021 13:06 By Shannonside News
Leitrim residents raise concerns over new local link transport expansion Leitrim residents raise concerns over new local link transport expansion
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Previous versions of the service are claimed to have taken a more relaxed approach to stops, with many elderly passengers dropped off route close to home.

A new expansion of Local Link Transport Services in Leitrim is coming under criticism from locals following claims it won't adequately serve the older population.

New plans announced last week have seen four new Regular Rural Services routes come on stream in addition to the two existing routes.

While the expansion of public transport in the region is being widely welcomed, disappointment has voiced over the lack of local bus companies providing the new routes

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The buses will operate on a fixed route between towns and villages and have a scheduled timetable.

This has led to displeasure from locals who claim previous services operated a more fluid service that supported the elderly and those with mobility issues.

Speaking to the Joe Finnegan Show, local service user Niamh says the change to the service is not acceptable:

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