There has been outrage on social media after Bus Éireann canceled a number of routes today.
We regret to advise customers of cancellations to services on Routes NX, 103, 109A, 126 & 133 https://t.co/x4tmsLDe3C— Bus Eireann (@Buseireann) September 23, 2017
The bus company announced the cancellations on Twitter early this morning.
This gave some customers only a couple hours notice for their morning buses.
The services affected were across four bus routes, route 111, 109, 109A and 133.
Route 111 serves Athboy and Dublin, Route 109 serves passengers travelling from Cavan and Kells to and from Dublin while Route 133 services those between Wicklow and Dublin.
Bus Éireann cited "operational issues" as the reason for the cancellation.
"We regret to advise customers in the Eastern region of disruptions to the following services today due to operational issues. We apologise for any inconvenience these disruptions may cause our customers," according to the Bus Éireann website.
Here is what some of the affected customers had to say:
Seriously? Can BE not sort the issue out so there is no need for cancellations! A week of no shows Wicklow - Dublin - Wicklow already.— Chris O'Brien (@chrisobriens) September 24, 2017
I HAVE contacted your "customer" care nr in the past re complaints & always get the standard "I'm sure someone will get back to you soon"— Lil (@lil_fairy_doll) September 24, 2017
Another shambolic day in the Eastern region. If you don't have the buses or drivers for the routes, don't implement change #ifitsnotbroke— Ita O'Brien (@ita_obrien) September 24, 2017
Isn't it mad that you can operate 3 special free buses in a below post yet you can't even keep to a timetable? Disgraceful.— Nicole Leonard (@NicoleeeLeonard) September 24, 2017
Worst service this country has to offer— Gaz Corrigan (@gazy1995) September 24, 2017
Can you PLEASE sort out the 109a route, it's a joke at this stage @Buseireann— Luke Redmond (@lukeredmond111) September 24, 2017
Bus Eireann should just put "every now and then" on their timetable instead of actual times, like y u lyin man— Bill Harris (@bullhorris) September 23, 2017
People have to go to work. Everybody but your drivers it seems.— Barry Hare (@HareBarry) September 24, 2017