Bus shelters for Borrisokane and Nenagh

New bus shelters are to be provided for passengers in Borrisokane and Nenagh.

Before last week's meeting of Nenagh Municipal District was a notice of motion from Cllr Michael O'Meara calling for bus shelters at the Fairgreen stopping point in Borrisokane. Cllr O'Meara said bus shelters are necessary to cater for the existing volume of passengers using the bus service and also future services, as potentially commuter numbers may increase.

He told the meeting that elderly passengers in particular need to be looked after and the present situation is not acceptable. He wanted Tipperary Co Council and Bus Éireann to work together on the matter.

He was informed that the council is currently assessing options for the provision of bus shelters in Borrisokane with a view to making a grant application to the National Transport Authority this year. Subject to a successful grant application, bus shelters would be provided in 2022.

The meeting also heard that the NTA has agreed to provision of wheelchair-accessible bus shelters at Stereame, Nenagh. Cllr Ger Darcy said the bus stops in Ardcroney need to be replaced.

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