Local Fianna Fáil TD, Darragh O’Brien has said that demand on Dublin Bus in Fingal is reaching crisis point for commuters who rely on the service daily.

The Deputy received a commitment this month that Dublin Bus and the National Transport Authority are set to monitor and review the 33X service with the intention of increasing services on this route to help meet this increased demand.

He said, “After subsequent representations to Dublin Bus to address the demand on the service in the services in our area, I am glad that they have acknowledged the growing demand on bus services for those living along pressurised routes in Fingal.

“I am hopeful that Dublin Bus will extend peak bus services on route 33X, which serves Lusk, Rush & Skerries, following this review.

“Transport services should be sustainable and have the capacity to meet the needs of rapidly growing population in our county. As any commuter will tell you, there is no doubt that Fingal is in critical need of additional services to fill the gaps in existing services.

“There are countless people getting up at the crack of dawn to make their way to work but face a chaotic and overcrowded commute to work. It’s becoming unbearable.

O’Brien concluded, “I am deeply concerned that without a long-term plan set out by the Minister, the gridlock and commuter chaos will continue on a daily basis.”