Commuter groups say ‘ghost buses’ damage trust in public transport

Groups warn issues recruiting drivers could delay the rollout of the BusConnects project across Ireland and raise several other issues in new letter

Eamon Ryan, the Minister for Transport, at the launch of the first BusConnects routes last year. Picture: Maxwell Photography

Commuter groups from three of Ireland’s four provinces have said problems with public transport services, including so-called ‘ghost buses’ are “eroding trust” in the system.

The organisations are calling for a cross-party committee to stage a special hearing on the issue.

The Dublin, Cork and Galway commuter coalitions have written to the Oireachtas transport committee with a call for action on what they have called a “crisis” in the public transport sector.

They have asked ...