Phoenix Park Bus Route Is A Mu...


Phoenix Park Bus Route Is A Must

Fiona Cooney
Fiona Cooney

04:36 12 Jun 2022

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The National Transport Authority needs to get serious about providing better access to the Phoenix Park.

That's according to a Fine Gael Senator, following last weekend's Bloom festival which she says 'overwhelmed' the park at times.

Organisers estimated a 20-30 minute walk for anyone traveling to the event by bus.

A lack of transport alternatives meant heavy traffic caused delays coming in and out of the park.

Senator Emer Currie says this congestion will continue unless more public transport options are introduced:

"The demands on the park aren't going away. This will be our first summer after Covid. People want to enjoy Dublin's national park, and their newfound appreciation of open spaces. I really do think the NTA need to move on this".

Last month it was revealed that the historic Cabra gates are too narrow to fit a standard bus.

Park authorities are refusing to widen the gates, due to the fact that they are a protected landmark.

Senator Currie says the NTA need to make it their priority to find a bus that will fit:

"The NTA has known since October that a standard bus wouldn't fit. We need to get on with this. And if it requires a certain bus then the NTA should look after that. The solutions are there to this!.




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