DUBLIN Bus bosses have confirmed that Nitelink services will resume this Friday once Covid restrictions and the 8pm guest curfew are lifted.
Dublin City Councilor Colm O’Rourke welcomed the return of the Nitelink service, along with the lifting of restrictions.
Councilor Cabra-Glasnevin lobbied for an urgent resumption of the service and expressed concern for the safety of those traveling home late at night.
He campaigned for the return of late-night service as it was an affordable transportation option for late-night workers, front-line workers and students – not just for club members. .
The Dublin Bus Nitelink service transfers passengers out of the city center through the greater Dublin area once normal bus services have ended.
The service was halted last December, when an 8pm curfew was introduced.
The former Councilor called Nitelink’s decision to suspend services “the wrong path to take”.
Tonight, Cllr O’Rourke said: “The return of Nitelink is great news.
“In December of last year, when it was announced that service will be cut, in line with the restrictions on closing the reception at 8pm, I was disappointed that Nitelink is not just for club members.
“This is an important service for workers and anyone looking for a low-cost option to get home safely.”
“Confirmation from Dublin Bus today is a huge relief for many.
“The return of the service will play a part in helping the City of Dublin’s night economy recover, which is very important.
“I am confident that our capital’s economy will bounce back, and measures like these are a step in the right direction.
“Very good for Dublin Bus because of all the great services they provide.
“Their staff have been fantastic throughout the pandemic as someone I don’t drive myself – they’ve helped me a lot in getting me around.
“Dublin buses play fair.”
Restored Nitelink service will offer late night services on weekend nights on 13 routes across Greater Greater Dublin Acreage.
Available 24-hour bus routes
- Route 15 – From Ballycullen Road through the city center to Clongriffin.
- Route 39a – Connecting Ongar, through the city centre, to UCD Belfield.
- Route 41 – City Center to Dublin and Swords Airports.
- Route C1 – From Adamstown Station via Lucan Road, Downtown to Sandymount
- Roadmap C2 – From Adamstown Station via Lucan Road, Downtown to Sandymount.
- Route C5 – From Maynooth Train Station, City Center to Ringsend Road.
- Route C6 – From Maynooth Train Station, City Center to Ringsend Road.
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8256318/dublin-bus-return-nitelink-services-capital-covid/ Dublin buses confirm resumption of Nitelink late-night services across capital amid Covid reopening