Sinn Féin Councillor Cathal McLaughlin has called on Translink to review the provision of bus services in Cloughmills, and to provide an enhanced service for the residents of this area to commute to Ballymoney town.
Cllr McLaughlin said:
“I have been contacted by a number of people in Cloughmills who have raised their concerns about the timetable for local buses. Indeed the Ballymoney service has stopped running through the village completely.
Translink have said this is due to the major road works taking place on the A26.
In particular, pensioners have to pay for taxis in order to access public services or walk from the village to the A26 at Logans Fashions, and with cold weather upon us, this is not a very comforting option. Furthermore people with disabilities, single parents and carers rely proportionately more on public bus services in order to access town centres and other facilities.
After my contact Translink are currently considering a number of options which I hope will result in the resumption of this service”