Limavady Ulsterbus best in the north - Dallat

Customer satisfaction with Ulsterbus in the North is highest in Limavady, new figures have revealed.

East Derry SDLP MLA, John Dallat says the figure was announced after he questioned Minister for Regional Development Danny Kennedy.

Ratings range from 65% in the Antrim area to 87% in Bangor. Limavady reported an 83% rating.

“These surveys are carried out by an independent survey team and their findings are important if we are to constantly raise the standards of public transport,” he said. “The most recent monitoring results cover the period Spring 2011 and covers key service attributes including Punctuality, Value for Money, Helpfulness, Passenger Comfort and Cleanliness. The Passenger Charter is based on an agreement between the Department of Regional Development, Translink and the Consumer Council.I would welcome the public’s views on any aspect of public transport, bus or rail, which would provide an improved service. Please let me know on 7776 3391.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to express my thanks, as a public representative, to the employees of Translink who work very hard to provide a public transport service in all kinds of weather and conditions.

“This is especially true of their work in getting children to school and home safely. They really do deserve our praise and particularly in this area where the public rating is among the highest.”