Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has today (Monday) confirmed that he has written to the National Transport Authority and Minister for Transport Shane Ross to seek clarification on changes to a Dublin Clonmel Bus Route which will affect commuters in Athy and Kilcullen.

“I have been contacted by a number of constituents in both Athy and Kilcullen who currently use the JJ Kavanagh Clonmel to Dublin Airport bus which comes through these towns at certain times during the day.  With effect from tomorrow Tuesday 30thMay, JJ Kavanagh have changed this timetable which will now see one morning route and two evening routes which currently serve Kildare towns go direct from Dublin to Kilkenny.

“I want to confirm if these changes have been approved by the NTA and if so, I want to know what alternative arrangements they have planned for commuters in Athy, Kilcullen and Naas who use these services and now have to make alternative arrangements.  The late evening routes which are being changed are at a time when there are not a lot of other alternatives for commuters coming out of Dublin and I want to know what alternative arrangements will be in place.”