Rivermeade residents wage war to defend the 40B bus

By Michael Murphy RESIDENTS IN Rivermeade  in North Dublin have engaged in a determined battle to hold on to the 40B Toberbu rr route as a direct bus from the estate into the city centre. Dublin Bus announced that the route, which has been in place for decades, would be axed as part of their plans to cut 120 buses and 160 drivers.

By Michael Murphy

RESIDENTS IN Rivermeade  in North Dublin have engaged in a determined battle to hold on to the 40B Toberbu

rr route as a direct bus from the estate into the city centre. Dublin Bus announced that the route, which has been in place for decades, would be axed as part of their plans to cut 120 buses and 160 drivers.

Instead residents would have to take a link bus to Deanstown in Finglas where a second bus would be picked up. This would be a nightmare for the elderly and school children and would mean that workers in the estate will not be able to get to work on time. A compromise put forward by the residents to at least keep peak services was ignored.

It is totally unacceptable to treat a community in this way. The Rivermeade estate is unique, built as it was, in the 1970s miles beyond Finglas on country roads. The Toberburr bus service was only delivered off the back of consistent community pressure in the first place and community action can secure it for the future.

 

Total
0
Shares
Previous Article

SR Technics: Fight for re-nationalisation

Next Article

Golden Circle Developers leave D15 high & dry

Related Posts

Local elections 2009 – Vote Socialist Party on 5 June

By Matt Waine

MANY PEOPLE will look to the local and European elections on 5 June to punish the Fianna Fail/Green Party government. The Socialist Party is standing in the local and European elections to offer working people a real alternative to job losses, wage cuts and the running down of our public services like health and education. Our candidates have a record that is second to none in fighting for the interests of workers and their communities.

Read More

The new capitalist elite

Plutocrats wield power and influence by virtue of their wealth. The ultra-free-market, globalised capitalism of recent years has produced a new breed of super-rich plutocrats. Wealth gives them influence, which gives them power, which enhances their wealth. socialistparty.net reviews a recent study of the super-rich elite.