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Negotiations for new Donegal town bus terminal at “advanced stage”

Good news ahead of busy tourist season

Matt Britton

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New bus terminal

Negotiations are underway with developers for a new bus terminal at a site adjacent to the new roundabout on the Killybegs road.

Over the last number of months there has been considerable disquiet at the lack of proper arrangements for both private and public transport coaches,  some of which have been causing considerable gridlock in Donegal town, especially at peak times.

At present, with the great availability of services to major urban areas, the Diamond in the town is stretched to the limit and with the arrival of the main tourism season,  this will be greatly exacerbated.

Speaking to the Democrat, Cllr. Michael Naughton said negotiations are now at an advanced level with a developer for a new purpose built bus terminal close to the town centre.

“We are presently negotiating with the developers at a site adjacent to the new roundabout on the Killybegs road,” Cllr. Naughton said.

“This is an ideal site with great access from all routes and only a short distance to the town centre and the proposal has been met with great positivity.

“It would also accommodate the private tour coaches which use the pier area in the town. Coach parking on the pier area has been the source of controversy to many as it is felt that the area offers one of the most scenic views of Donegal Bay and is directly adjacent to one of the oldest monastic sites in the country.”

He added, “This area has been earmarked for marine tourism in the Local Area Plan and would provide further enhancement to a town that is fastly becoming the top tourism destination in the north west.”