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Matthews Secures New and Improved Bus Routes for Wicklow

Steven Matthews, Green TD for Wicklow has confirmed the establishment of new and enhanced bus routes to serve a record number of commuters in Wicklow. The brand-new Route 131 will provide the first dedicated local bus service between Bray and Wicklow town, with 112 departures each way per week, connecting passengers with DART services at Bray. The Route 133 from Wicklow town to Busáras via Ashford has also been enhanced, with 143 departures each way per week. This service will no longer route via Bray, to achieve greater punctuality and reliability. These advancements follow a series of Deputy Matthews’ engagements with the National Transport Authority (NTA) and Bus Eireann on behalf of Wicklow residents.

Speaking about the latest improvements to public transport in Wicklow, Deputy Matthews said:

“This is wonderful news for commuters in Wicklow. Since I became TD for Wicklow, bringing viable and efficient public transport options to communities around the county has been amongst my top priorities. These new and enhanced bus routes will make a genuine different for peoples live, slashing travel times and connecting smaller towns and village with major DART and bus routes. It is hoped that these improvements will help reduce our over reliance on car travel by encouraging the use of more environmentally sustainable forms of travel.

“The Green Party has always led the way in improving public transport options and these new bus routes are just the latest example of our commitment to this. There is still a lot of room for improvement, and these are improvements which I will continue to push for going forward. Other advancements which I continue to push for at a local and national level are the extending of the DART line to Wicklow town as well as the restoration of bus the Arklow-St. Vincent’s bus route. I am confident to see progress on these matters soon,” concluded Deputy Matthews.



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