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Ireland'Enough is enough': Bus and rail services to be withdrawn from anti-social behaviour 'black spots'

07:40  24 august  2019
07:40  24 august  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

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Bus and rail services may be curtailed in certain parts of the country from this weekend if there is another serious attack on staff or anti - social The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) on Friday said bus and rail services could be withdrawn from what it described as “particular black spots ”

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BUS AND RAIL services are set to be curtailed in areas considered “black spots” for anti-social behaviour after members of the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) passed an emergency motion.

The proposal was backed unanimously by delegates at the union’s biennial conference in Cork.

It will see services withdrawn from problem areas from 14 October in the run up to Halloween.

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The union is calling for a Garda Public Transport Unit to be established due to an “alarming” increase in assaults on staff and a spike in anti-social behaviour.

The union’s General Secretary, Dermot O’Leary, said it is a source of “great disappointment” to NBRU members that they have to resort to withdrawing and curtailing bus and rail services.

He called on the Government to take action as “good decent Citizens lose out”.

Bus and rail passengers face threat of services being pulled from anti-social 'blackspots' within weeks.
Bus and rail passengers face threat of services being pulled from anti-social 'blackspots' within weeks

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