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Status of the 37 bus route terminus must be clarified – O’Gorman

 

30/01/11

Green Party Dublin West candidate, Roderic O’Gorman has called on the Department for Transport to finally clarify the status of whether the 37 bus route will be able to terminate at the Blanchardstown Town Centre.

“Last year, during Dublin Bus’s ‘Network Direct’ consultation regarding bus routes in Dublin 15, it was stated that the newly amalgamated 37 and 37X service would commence and terminate in the Blanchardstown Town Centre. This would provide a direct Dublin Bus link between Castleknock and the Town Centre. However, no progress on this has yet been made and the 37 continues to terminate on the Blanchardstown South Road”, stated Roderic O’Gorman.

“Before Christmas, I contacted Dublin Bus to find out what was the delay on this issue. Dublin Bus confirmed that they had sought approval from the Department of Transport to extend the 37 route to the Town Centre. However, the decision was deferred due to “external factors””.

“It is clear from the tone of their letter and the fact that they have applied for this on a number of occasions that Dublin Bus wish to undertake this route extension. The benefits for commuters in Castleknock, Carpenterstown and Laurel Lodge are obvious. I am calling on the Department of Transport to fully clarify what are the external factors preventing a decision and further, for the Department to resolve these quickly to enable this service to be extended”, concluded Roderic O’Gorman.

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Press Release – Resolution on 37X route welcome – O’Gorman

19/04/10

Green Party Dublin West representative, Roderic O’Gorman has welcomed the resolution by Dublin Bus of recent issues regarding the 37X route.

“I recently raised an issue with Dublin Bus regarding the number of unscheduled stops that the 37X service was making on its way to and from UCD. In practice, the service was making a considerable number of stops on what is advertised as a ‘non-stop’ part of the journey on the Dublin Bus website. A number of students from the Diswellstown area had raised the issue with me stating it was unfair that they were charged the extra fair for an ‘express’ service when this was not the service that they were receiving”, stated Roderic O’Gorman.

“I am pleased to be able to say that Mr. Paddy Doherty, the Operations Manager for Dublin Bus, has been in contact with me and has pledged to address the issue. Clarification notices have been given to all drivers operating the route so that they are aware of where they should and should not be stopping. Dublin Bus has also apologies to the students travelling to Belfield who originally raised the complaint”.

“I glad that this issue has been resolved. Dublin Bus should be commended for moving so quickly on the concerns I raised with them. I will continue to monitor the situation on the 37X service to ensure that these issues do not arise again”, concluded Roderic O’Gorman.

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Further Information

Roderic O’Gorman: 087 417 9777

Press Release – O’Gorman welcomes Dublin Bus examination of 37 X route after complaints

05/04/10

Dublin West Green Party representative, Roderic O’Gorman has welcomed the statement by Dublin Bus that it will examine the 37 X bus route after receiving a number of complaints.

“I recently received some queries from a number of students using the 37X service that runs from Diswellstown through the City Centre and onto UCD. According to the timetable available on the Dublin Bus website, the 37 X goes from Carpenterstown via Castleknock then non-stop to Hanlon’s Corner, before picking up passengers there and travelling into the city centre and then on to Belfield”.

“However, apparently the bus stops at all bus stops from Castleknock to Hanlon’s Corner. This pattern is repeated on the return journey in the late afternoon – the 37X stops at all stops from Hanlon’s Corner to Auburn Avenue, even though it is advertised that this is a ‘non-stop’ part of the journey”.

“Obviously, the 37X is advertised as an ‘express’ service – hence the €2.50 fare is different to other fares. However, it seems that in reality, the service is not any different from the usual 37, on the relevant stretches of the journey. What is the point of charging people extra if they are not going to get the faster service?”.

“I’ve contacted Dublin Bus on this issue and raised the complaints made by the students. I’m glad to be able to say that the company have agree to examine the complaints and come back to me with clarification on the issue”, concluded Roderic O’Gorman.

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Further Information

Roderic O’Gorman: 087 417 9777

O’Gorman welcomes clarification from Dublin Bus about buses parking on Diswellstown Road

 

 

 

 

Cars attempting to overtake a 37 bus parked on the Diswellstown Road

Cars attempting to overtake a 37 bus parked on the Diswellstown Road

 

19/04/09

 

 

Green Party Castleknock ward candidate, Roderic O’Gorman has welcomed clarification from Dublin Bus about the parking of buses on the Diswellstown Road.

 

“Over the last year I have been engaging with Dublin Bus and Fingal County Council over the issue of buses on the 37 route parking on the Diswellstown Road outside Fernleigh and causing a traffic hazard. I have put questions to the County Manager and wrote letters to Dublin Bus management, including a number of pictures I took of cars attempting to pass parked buses”.

 

“In their most recent correspondence with me, Paddy Doherty, the Business Development Manager for Dublin Bus, stated that the company has applied to Fingal County Council to construct a new terminus for the 37 route on the Blanchardstown Road South between the new Ongar Road and the Dr. Troy Bridge. This will require approval from the Department of Transport”.

 

“Mr. Doherty also assured me that bus drivers are now being told to use the bus lay-by opposite Castleknock Community College quote “when they have sufficient lay-over time”. While I am pleased that the issue is at least being highlighted to drivers, I am not satisfied that Dublin Bus fully appreciate the danger that is being created, particularly when a number of buses are parked on the road at the same time”.

 

I also had a question put to the Fingal County Manager, asking to him to raise the issue of safety on the Diwsellstown Road with Dublin Bus. While the County Manager referred to Dublin Buses plan to create a new terminus, I think the Manager needs to go further and specifically raise the serious safety issues arising from buses parking on the road outside Fernleigh with Dublin Bus management”.

 

“I will continue to put pressure on Dublin Bus and Fingal CC on this issue. I have asked residents in the area to contact me if they see buses persisting to park along the Diswellstown Road”, concluded Roderic O’Gorman.

 

 

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  • Please see below answer from Fingal County Manager at April Council meeting.
  • Please see below link to reply from Dublin Bus.

 

FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING

 Wednesday 15th APRIL 2009 

 

ITEM NO. 14

 

BUS TERMINUS ON DISWELLSTOWN ROAD

 

 

Question: Councillor J. Corr

“To ask the Manager if Fingal County Council could contact Dublin Bus and request that their drivers cease the practice of the 37 bus parking on the Diswellstown Road outside Fernleigh before it commences its inbound journey due to the road safety risks this creates?”

 

 

Reply:

It is understood that Dublin Bus proposes to relocate the bus terminus on Diswellstown Road to a suitable location on Blanchardstown Road South between the Clonsilla Road Roundabout and the Ongar Road Roundabout.  This is subject to the necessary funding being made available to construct the proposed new terminus

.Response from Dublin Bus Re: 37 Bus parking Diswellstown Road

Response from Dublin Bus Re: 37 Bus parking Diswellstown Road

Press Release – O’Gorman renews calls for action over 37 bus terminus on Diswellstown Road

07/12/08

Green Party Castleknock ward candidate, Roderic O’Gorman has renewed his call on Dublin Bus to address the dangerous situation on the Diswellstown Road where buses on the 37 route park on the road prior to departure.

“I recently wrote to Dublin Bus asking them about their proposed extension of the 37 route to Blanchardstown Road South, and asking that in the mean time, they take measures to address the dangerous situation whereby 37 buses, waiting to depart, are parked on the Diswellstown Road just outside of the Fernleigh estate. Dublin Bus responded by saying that the Minister for Transport has not yet made a decision on extending the 37 route and in the meantime, they cannot do anything”, stated Roderic O’Gorman.

“I think this response is deeply unsatisfactory. The situation at the 37 route terminus on the Diswellstown Road is extremely dangerous. Often you can have two or three buses parked along the road, waiting for their turn to pick up passengers. It is very difficult for cars to negotiatiate their way past this line of buses and this forces the cars across the white line into the oncoming traffic line. In light of the very high speeds that some cars undertake on the Diswellstown Road, it is miracle there hasn’t been a serious accident at this location up to now”

“Even while Dublin Bus are waiting for the response from the Minister for Transport on the proposal to move the end point of the 37 route to Blanchardstown Road South, I think they must take action. A short term solution could be that the buses could wait on the bus lay-by close to the back entrance to Castleknock Community College. This is a much safer location for the buses to queue than on the open road”, concluded Roderic O’Gorman.

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Further Information
Roderic O’Gorman: 087 417 9777
rodericogorman@gmail.com