New bus shelter at Medtronic site in Mervue

Cllr Terry O’Flaherty welcomes installation of new shelter after 'lengthy campaign'

Independent Galway City East councillor, Terry O'Flaherty.

Independent Galway City East councillor, Terry O'Flaherty.

Work started this week on a new bus shelter on Michael Collins Road in Mervue, at the bus stop across from the Medtronic - formerly Covidien - plant.

Construction of a new shelter has come after a "lengthy campaign", according to Independent Galway City East councillor, Terry O'Flaherty.

'In Galway it rains a lot of the time and it’s no fun having to stand in the open, getting drenched while waiting for a bus to come'

"Many times down the years I’ve seen people from the Mervue area as well as Medtronic employees standing out in the pouring rain waiting for a bus,” she said. "Locals and the Medtronic HR Department have made representations to me to secure a shelter for the bus stop there, so this is a win win situation for both groups."

Cllr O’Flaherty said that the provision of shelters was "important in ensuring more people used public transport". She said: “If we want to get people to take the bus, then we need to make the experience as comfortable as possible. In Galway it rains a lot of the time and it’s no fun having to stand in the open, getting drenched while waiting for a bus to come."

 

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