Hassan welcomes granting of “Temporary” full operating licence of Culmore Bus service

Sinn Féin Transport spokesperson Councillor Tony Hassan has welcomed the  news today that a temporary 8 week licence will be granted for Translink to operate a full new bus service in the Culmore area.

He also said Sinn Féin in Derry and Donegal have been working to ensure that all possible avenues are explored for the Derry /Donegal service with the pending closure of the Lough Swilly bus company.

Councillor Tony Hassan said

 

“This is a good decision meaning that the people of Culmore will finally be getting a full bus service for the area. It is hoped that this temporary eight week licence can be made permanent.

The campaign and lobbying for a bus service in Culmore had been going on for as long as I have been in Derry City Council. Back in January it was announced Translink got a licence for a limited service, now with being granted this new licence it will greatly enhance public transport provision for thousands of people living in the area.

I would also like to assure people that Sinn Féin in Derry and Donegal have been working to ensure that all possible avenues are explored for the Derry /Donegal services with the pending closure of the Lough Swilly bus company. This has caused great concern for people living in many rural areas and who would travel between Derry and Donegal on a regular basis.

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Councillor Tony Hassan
Councillor Tony Hassan