Coalisland bus shelter campaign moves forward

The bus stop at Lineside in Coalisland
The bus stop at Lineside in Coalisland

Discussions regarding a much needed bus shelter at the Lineside in Coalisland appear to be progressing with Mid Ulster District Council.

Local councillor, Joe O’Neill of Sinn Fein, has met with council officials about the matter and told the TIMES the council has agreed to “take this forward”.

Cllr O’Neill has been working to have a fit-for-purpose shelter installed at this location, which is used by many school students and elderly people in particular.

The former police barracks to the rear of the Lineside bus stop has recently been purchased for re-development as housing accommodation.

Cllr O’Neill said it was “only right” that the local council and Transport NI work together to progress the issue of a bus shelter for the people of Coalisland.

“I have had a number of people who have asked if I could get a bus shelter beside the old police station at the Lineside stop as it is very busy with a lot of people using that stop and with the rain that we get I think it is only right that we do all we can to keep people dry at this stop so that is why I make the call for this bus shelter”, explained the councillor. “I have met with the council on this issue and they have agreed to take this forward and see if we can develop a suitable area for this to happen, so I will keep pressing the council on this matter and keep you all updated.”