Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on Bus Eireann to immediately rectify the on-going disregard displayed by the company to its Bansha customers by failing to provide an adequate bus shelter on its main street.
Deputy McGrath has said he will be making every effort to ensure that the situation will not be continuing in the long term.
“There are annual reports from Bus Eireann from as far back as 2009 stating its commitment to upgrading the bus shelter facility along its countrywide network, yet Bansha remains without any such shelter on its main thoroughfare.
“Residents and visitors alike have to wait in inclement weather conditions, often in the pouring rain without any kind of shelter at all. This is simply unacceptable.
“I acknowledge the normally good service provided by the company, but they are falling way short of an adequate standard of customer care here.
“Bansha needs a bus shelter in the immediate future and given the fact that it receives a significant subvention from the Government each year I believe it is the least it can do.
“I do not imagine the cost of erecting a shelter will be excessive and probably would only equate to the installation cost of the state of the art Real time travel information systems which one regularly sees on Dublin’s bus stops.
“The people of Bansha are taxpayers, too, and they deserve an equally high standard of customer care. This should be obvious to everyone at the company,” said Deputy McGrath.