Changes to Bus Eireann's 109 service which came into effect yesterday (17th September) have been causing chaos for local commuters. Many frustrated commuters have been venting their anger over buses turning up late this morning, on social media.
One commuter reported that no 109a airport service came to Kells for three hours leaving DCU students stranded, while the 109x from Cavan was full when it got to Kells.
In was recently announced that the current route 109 would be divided into three separate routes with an express service now introduced from Navan. Have you used the new express service today? Let us know what you think of it?
109, 109a, 109x etc etc like everyone else this morning. The new timetable is a shambles.— Shane Ferguson (@ernestgoodheart) September 18, 2017
@Buseireann How many bus stops does Johnstown Navan need? Are they unable to walk some? 7am 109 crazy. Extra journey time to city. Late in!— Alan Ward (@AFW1) September 18, 2017
@TFIupdates I would suggest you look at bus eireann 109 and 109x twitter feed this morning and the disgraceful service now operating— Patrick Muldoon (@PatrickPmuldoon) September 18, 2017
@Buseireann a total disgrace with the 109 service this morning so unfair on people with no other option other than bus!— Carol Geraghty (@CarolGeraghty) September 18, 2017
109x due in Kells 6.45 arrived 7.00 full, 100+ people with no transport, not even a 109 to take us to Navan, 3k a year for this?!— liam sheridan (@lidzer) September 18, 2017
@Buseireann Once again the 109 service to Navan after a Dublin game is a mess. Timetable change and now refusing to take people to Navan— Sina Hogan (@sinahogan) September 17, 2017
Another commuter pointed out that the new changes mean there is now no bus service for people going from Navan to Cavan and they now have to change in Kells and wait for the bus to Cavan.
Separately, passengers in Ballivor waiting for the only bus going to Dublin this morning (6.30am) were left stranded when no bus turned up and the 7.25am bus from Trim also didn't show up.
Let us know your experiences with the new changes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact (046) 9079614.