West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Boyle welcomes info to 'outpatients' about direct Altnagelvin bus link

Published: 18 February, 2013

Sinn Féin MLA Michaela Boyle has welcomed the step by the Western Trust to enclose an information leaflet about the direct Translink bus service to and from Altnagelvin Area Hospital in all outpatient appointment letters it sends in Tyrone and Fermanagh. The local MLA, who spearheaded lobbying efforts to get the direct service up and running said "The pilot service introduced two return journeys to Altnagelvin each Wednesday and Thursday since 5 September last. It was made clear at that time that the route could only be continued if there was sufficient usage to justify it. "So this initiative by the Western Trust will hopefully encourage as many people as possible to utilise the current pilot service to ensure that it is not only maintained but hopefully extended to other days of the week."