Fine Gael Senator Anthony Lawlor said “the NTA has approved on a temporary basis the continuation of the late services as part of Route 126 until the end of the year. Standard fares will apply on these services rather than the special fares previously charged on Route 126N. Free travel passes will also be accepted.”
The NTA will determine whether there is a public service obligation to provide the services on a socially necessary basis. As such the NTA intends to review the late services and determine whether a public service obligation applies in the provision of these late night services on a continued basis from 2019 until the subsequent transfer of these services to Go-Ahead Ireland.
Senator Lawlor also said “the sudden announcement of the 126N service ending this week, in the run up to Christmas, was a shock. People in Kill, Johnstown, Naas and Newbridge need improved services not retrograde decisions such as this. Thankfully the service will continue until the end of the year. I will keep pressure upon the NTA into the new year.”