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Connecting Ireland Project Launched

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,332 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    Agreed but with the ongoing driver shortage it’s challenging to say the least.

    You would have to get a driver to Rosslare to take it up.

    Outside of the cities where you could cancel a local service without causing the same impact, you would be robbing Peter to pay Paul I suspect.

    I entirely agree about the cancellations diminishing public confidence in the bus service, but addressing the shortage in staff isn’t something that’s going to happen overnight sadly.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,332 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    Bus Éireann route 354 gets extended from Portlaw to Carrick-on-Suir from Sunday 24th September and an increase in frequency.

    https://buseireann.ie/service_updates.php?id=7513&month=Sep

    Further improved services & timetables on Route 354, Carrick on Suir to Dunmore East via Waterford

    Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, is pleased to announce significantly enhanced services and timetable on Route 354, Carrick on Suir to Dunmore East via Waterford City which will come into effect on Sunday, 24 September.  

    Funded by the Department of Transport through the National Transport Authority as part of the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan, the further enhanced Route 354 will be extended from Portlaw to Carrick on Suir, providing seven daily services connecting Carrick on Suir and Waterford via Portlaw, daily services between Dunmore East and Waterford will increase from 7 to 11, and there will be later services from all locations.

    Route 354 will serve Carrick on Suir, Portlaw, Kilmeaden, SETU Campus, Waterford City Centre, Waterford University Hospital and Dunmore East.Updated service details and timetables are available at buseireann.ie.



  • Registered Users Posts: 157 ✭✭DUBLINBUSGUY


    TFI Local Link Carlow Kilkenny Wicklow (TFI LL CKW) Regular Rural Service (RRS) Route 897 new timetable will be implemented from Monday October 2nd 2023. With a 04:45 departure from Kilkenny this is surely the earliest starting Local Link in the country. Link to Facebook post which has pictures of new timetable and download link: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid018esdViQMEqeumT9HcmcCVWRs67yuQRe9ubYwxx3TfZFjpkv7LyNNQ8PsxkN5fjGl&id=100063657548728&sfnsn=mo



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,332 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    Some more changes from 1st October:

    Route 521 - Newcastle West - Charleville

    https://www.transportforireland.ie/news/tfi-local-link-limerick-clare-enhances-bus-services-from-newscastle-west-to-charleville/

    TFI Local Link Limerick Clare enhances bus services from Newcastle West to Charleville

    22ND SEPTEMBER 2023

    TFI Local Link Limerick Clare has announced an enhanced bus service from Newcastle West in Co. Limerick to Charleville in Co.Cork from Sunday 1st October

    Route 521 from Newcastle West to Charleville will now include the addition of an early morning service and higher frequency Thursday to Sunday services. It will operate seven daily return services Monday to Wednesday, nine daily return services Thursday to Saturday and four daily return services on Sunday. The route will also provide late evening and peak-time services for commuters and improved connectivity to Limerick City.

    Route 521 servicing Newcastle West, Castlemahon, Feohanagh, Kilmeedy, Feenagh, Dromcollogher, Milford, Newtownshandrum and Charleville.

    The service will offer enhanced connectivity to towns and villages including Newcastle West, Castlemahon, Feohanagh, Kilmeedy, Feenagh, Dromcollogher, Milford, Newtownshandrum and Charleville. The service will also facilitate onward travel to Limerick City regional bus services and the wider TFI Network.

    Speaking ahead of the launch, TFI Local Link Limerick Clare General Manager Anne Gaughan, said:

    “We are delighted to announce new enhancements to the 521 Newcastle West to Charleville services. The addition of the early morning leg will provide connectivity to Limerick, Cork and beyond. The higher frequency Thursday to Sunday services will provide a vital level of connectivity for passengers, which they can rely on to travel to work, social events, college, training, sightseeing, meeting family and friends or connecting to Charleville Train Station.

    “In partnership with the NTA, we support the Government’s Sustainable Mobility Policy and believe these new services complement this policy. The NTA is committed to the growth and development of local bus services, as we work together to deliver affordable, accessible public transport for our area.

    Additional Information:

    For route and timetable information contact TFI Local Link Limerick Clare visit: www.locallinklc.ie



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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,332 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    Route 929 - Corlough-Cavan - New Sunday services

    https://www.transportforireland.ie/news/tfi-local-link-cavan-monaghan-improves-bus-service-from-corlough-to-cavan/

    TFI Local Link Cavan Monaghan improves bus service from Corlough to Cavan

    22ND SEPTEMBER 2023

    TFI Local Link Cavan Monaghan is enhancing bus services from Corlough to Cavan from Sunday the 1st of October.

    Route 929 will now operate five daily return services Monday to Saturday and three daily return services on Sunday and Bank Holidays. The route will offer enhanced connectivity to villages and areas such as Ballinamore, Newtowngore, Taffs Cross and Killashandra.

    Improved connectivity to Cavan Bus Station and regional bus services

    The enhanced route will continue to provide peak-time services for commuters and will offer improved connectivity to Cavan Bus Station and regional bus services.

    Speaking ahead of the launch TFI Local Link Cavan Monaghan, Manager Padraic Smyth said:

    “Working in partnership with the NTA, we are delighted to deliver the addition of Sunday and Bank Holiday schedules on the 929 service, and we believe that this will be welcomed by the rural communities along the route. It serves to continue our targets of improving the sustainable mobility options for the people in this region.”

    Additional Information:

    For route and timetable information, call 047 51840 or visit www.locallinkcm.ie



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,332 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    And from Friday 6th October:

    Route 176 - Cavan-Monaghan

    https://www.transportforireland.ie/news/tfi-local-link-cavan-monaghan-improves-bus-services-from-cavan-to-monaghan/

    TFI Local Link Cavan Monaghan improves bus services from Cavan to Monaghan

    22ND SEPTEMBER 2023

    TFI Local Link Cavan Monaghan is enhancing bus services from Cavan to Monaghan from Friday the 6th of October.

    Route 176 will now operate six daily return services Monday to Saturday and four daily return services on Sunday and Bank Holidays. The service will also now operate two additional return evening services on Friday and Saturday. The route will continue to connect villages and areas such as Threemilehouse, Newbliss, Clones and Scotshouse.

    Improved connectivity to Cavan General Hospital, the Monaghan Institute, and regional bus services

    The enhanced route will continue to offer peak-time and evening services for commuters and will also provide improved connectivity to Cavan General Hospital, the Monaghan Institute and regional bus services.

    Speaking ahead of the launch TFI Local Link Cavan Monaghan, Manager Padraic Smyth said:

    “Route 176 has been one of the most successful routes in this region and continues to go from strength to strength. The additional evening services will provide the communities along the route further extended access to employment, retail and social opportunities. Developing these services fits with our sustainable mobility goals by giving the people in the area viable public transport alternatives”.

    Additional Information:

    For route and timetable information, call 047 51840 or visit www.locallinkcm.ie



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,246 ✭✭✭dublinman1990


    There's a lot of angry passengers in Listowel who are desperately looking for any more news today about the planned improvements to the 272 which goes from Ballybunion to Tralee.

    The SF councillor based in Listowel says that a lot of the passengers who do take the bus to either get to work or college are being stranded every morning. About five passengers get stranded every morning at the stop in Listowel for about four days a week. It is said that boarding that bus at Listowel can be quite violent at times when they try to get a seat on it. Although it is quieter though with less passengers using the Friday morning bus.

    The SF obviously wants a bigger bus to be used on the route. Although I would say that the improvements coming from the Connecting Ireland plan would offer much more substantial improvements to the service in the near future. The 47 seater coach on it for the morning departure is currently known to be too small for that route. The bus can get full after only stopping at three stops on it at that time of the day.

    Is there much bigger improvements being planned for the 272 route very soon.



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I have found that whenever you see a fuss being kicked up like this, it usually means that a councilor or TD got wind of a planned improvement. Once the improvement comes in they get to go "look lads, I shouted and they listened, vote for me"



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,332 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    Local Link Route 982 getting an uplift in frequency from Monday 16th October.

    https://www.transportforireland.ie/news/tfi-local-link-donegal-sligo-leitrim-enhances-bus-service-from-donegal-to-sligo/

    TFI Local Link Donegal Sligo Leitrim enhances bus service from Donegal to Sligo

    6TH OCTOBER 2023

    TFI Local Link Donegal Sligo Leitrim is enhancing bus services from Donegal to Sligo from Monday the 16th of October.Servicing Ballyshannon, Bundoran, Tullaghan, Mullaghmore, Cliffoney, Grange, Maugherow, Carney, and Sligo

    Route 982 will now operate seven daily return services Monday to Sunday from Sligo to Mullaghmore with five daily return trips extending from Mullaghmore to Ballyshannon. The route will continue to connect villages and areas such as Ballyshannon, Bundoran, Tullaghan, Mullaghmore, Cliffoney, Grange, Maugherow, Carney and Sligo.

    The enhanced route will also provide improved morning and peak-time services seven days a week for commuters, as well as enhanced connectivity to the Wild Atlantic Way and regional bus and rail services in Sligo.

    Speaking ahead of the launch, TFI Local Link Donegal Sligo Leitrim General Manager, Fiona O’ Shea said:  “We are delighted to announce new enhancements to the 982 Ballyshannon to Sligo service.”

    “The higher frequency seven days per week will provide a vital level of connectivity for passengers, which they can rely on to travel to work, social events, colleges, training, accessing the Wild Atlantic Way or connecting to rail services in Sligo.”

    Additional Information:

    For route and timetable information, visit www.locallinkdsl.ie

    To learn more about the five year Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan visit: www.nationaltransport.ie/connecting-ireland/



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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,332 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    Some more service improvements in Sligo/Leitrim from next weekend:

    https://www.transportforireland.ie/news/tfi-local-link-launches-three-bus-services-increasing-connectivity-in-sligo-and-leitrim/

    TFI Local Link launches three bus services increasing connectivity in Sligo and Leitrim

    20TH OCTOBER 2023

    TFI Local Link Donegal Sligo Leitrim is launching three bus services, one new and two enhanced routes, which will increase public transport connectivity in Sligo and Leitrim, from Monday the 30th of October 2023.

    The three Regular Rural Services (RRS) will all operate seven days a week in what is seen as a major boost in public transport services for the people of Sligo and Leitrim.

    One new bus service and two enhanced routes

    Route 566 between Dromahair and Sligo will be amended to operate via Ballintogher and Ballygawley. The enhanced service will operate four daily return services between Sligo and Drumkeeran Monday to Sunday, of which two will extend to Dowra, with additional services on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. As part of these enhancements, the existing once-a-day Monday to Friday service through Ballintogher and Ballygawley on Bus Éireann route 462 will be withdrawn, with passengers able to avail of the enhanced route 566 instead.

    New Route 563 will take over the alignment of Route 566 between Sligo, St. Angela’s and Dromahair and will operate six daily return services Monday to Sunday. Combined, Routes 563 and 566 will now provide ten to twelve daily return services between Dromahair and Sligo Monday to Sunday.

    Route 981 between Coolaney, Sligo and St. Angela’s Campus will be enhanced from four daily return services Monday to Sunday to ten daily return services Monday to Saturday and nine daily return services on Sunday. As part of these enhancements, existing Bus Éireann route 475 between Coolaney and Sligo will be withdrawn, with passengers able to avail of the enhanced route 981 instead. Combined, Routes 563 and 981 will now provide fifteen daily return services between Sligo and St. Angela’s Campus, significantly boosting capacity for students on this route.

    Additionally, all three routes will provide peak-time and evening services for commuters, improved connectivity to Sligo Town and to regional bus and rail services.

    New and enhanced services have opened up opportunities for local residents

    Speaking ahead of the launch, TFI Local Link Donegal Sligo Leitrim General Manager, Fiona O’Shea said: “We have a great working relationship with the NTA and are delighted that they continue to support the ongoing development of local bus services under the Connecting Ireland Programme.

    “These new and enhanced services are a welcome addition to the Sligo and Leitrim areas, where capacity issues were challenging in recent weeks due to increased passenger numbers. The timetables now have increased frequency which will be well received by the local communities along the way. They will open up opportunities for local residents to access education, employment, health, social and recreational opportunities and onward travel from early morning to late evening.”

    For route and timetable information, call 074 9741644 or visit www.locallinkdsl.ie

    To learn more about the five year Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan visit: www.nationaltransport.ie/connecting-ireland/



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,332 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    A new Local Link route in Mayo will also be launched, replacing the once-a-week Bus Éireann route 454.

    https://www.transportforireland.ie/news/tfi-local-link-mayo-launches-new-bus-service-connecting-ballina-to-castlebar/

    TFI Local Link Mayo launches new bus service connecting Ballina to Castlebar

    20TH OCTOBER 2023

    TFI Local Link Mayo is launching a new bus service from Ballina to Castlebar from Monday the 30th of October.

    Servicing Ballina, Ardagh Cross, Crossmolina, Lahardane, Bofeenaun, Massbrook House, Pontoon, Caurane, Parke, Turlough and Castlebar

    Route 454 will operate three daily return services Monday to Sunday from Ballina to Castlebar. The route will continue to connect villages and areas such as Ballina, Ardagh Cross, Crossmolina, Lahardane, Bofeenaun, Massbrook House, Pontoon, Caurane, Parke, Turlough and Castlebar.

    The route will also provide improved peak-time and evening services seven days a week for commuters, as well as improved connectivity to the National Museum of Ireland, regional bus services in Ballina and regional bus and rail services in Castlebar.

    Providing access to historical sites such as the Titanic Memorial Park and more

    Speaking ahead of the launch, Sarah Togher, TFI Local Link Mayo General Manager said:  “We are delighted to launch the Connecting Ireland 454 route and are very conscious of the need to connect people and places in rural Mayo.  For the first time rural communities on this route will have a frequent bus service that will provide access to essential amenities, employment, education, recreational opportunities and regular onward connections seven days a week.

    “In addition to the increased services to the National Museum of Ireland, Turlough, the 454 route provides access to the many areas of historical interest such as the Titanic Memorial Park, Nephin, Lough Conn, The River Moy and the natural beauty on the Wild Atlantic Way.

    “This high frequency service fits with the Local Link goals to provide accessible, integrated and sustainable transport that can provide a viable public transport alternative to car journeys.”

    Additional Information:

    For route and timetable information, call 094 9005150 or visit www.locallinkmayo.ie

    To learn more about the five year Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan visit: www.nationaltransport.ie/connecting-ireland/



  • Registered Users Posts: 157 ✭✭DUBLINBUSGUY


    Bus Éireann also operate Route 454 same route 09:00 from Ballina and 13:30 return from Westport on Fridays.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,332 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    As I said above - I suspect that will be cancelled as a result of this new service.



  • Registered Users Posts: 157 ✭✭DUBLINBUSGUY


    You are still probably right despite TFI and TFI Local Link Mayo telling me it will still be operating.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,332 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    Well time will tell. I wouldn't be that concerned - this service is far more frequent.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,332 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    Next up on 6th November is an enhancement of Local Link route 977.

    https://www.transportforireland.ie/news/tfi-local-link-donegal-sligo-leitrim-enhances-bus-service-from-castlerea-to-sligo-via-ballaghderreen/

    TFI Local Link Donegal Sligo Leitrim enhances bus service from Castlerea to Sligo via Ballaghderreen

    27TH OCTOBER 2023

    TFI Local Link Donegal Sligo Leitrim is enhancing bus services from Castlerea to Sligo via Ballaghderreen from Monday the 6th of November.

    Enhanced connectivity to villages and areas, and regional bus services

    Route 977 will be enhanced to operate up to eight daily return services Monday to Saturday between Sligo to Ballaghderreen, four of which will extend to Castlerea and three daily return services on Sunday with all services extending to Castlerea. The route will offer enhanced connectivity to villages and areas such as Loughlynn, Gurteen, Bunninadden, Ballymote, Collooney and Ballisodare.

    The enhanced route will continue to provide peak-time and evening services for commuters and will also provide improved connectivity to regional bus services, ATU Sligo Campus, Sligo University Hospital and St. Angela’s Campus.

    Speaking ahead of the launch, TFI Local Link Donegal Sligo Leitrim General Manager, Fiona O’ Shea said: “Route 977 is the fifth enhanced service in the Sligo area in recent weeks and we are delighted to once again announce increased frequency on a service which will be well received by the local communities along the route.

    “This enhanced service will open up opportunities for local residents to access education, employment, health, social and recreational opportunities and onward travel from early morning to late evening.”

    Additional Information

    For route and timetable information, call 074 9741644 or visit www.locallinkdsl.ie

    To learn more about the five year Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan visit: www.nationaltransport.ie/connecting-ireland/



  • Registered Users Posts: 157 ✭✭DUBLINBUSGUY


    Another local link replicating a once a week BÉ service. (Saturday only 429)



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,332 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    A public consultation on planned changes to route 243 is now open:

    https://www.transportforireland.ie/news/public-consultation-on-planned-enhancement-of-bus-route-243-newmarket-to-cork-city/

    Public Consultation on planned enhancement of Bus Route 243 Newmarket to Cork City

    30TH OCTOBER 2023

    The National Transport Authority (NTA) has today opened a public consultation on plans to significantly enhance bus route 243, operated by Bus Éireann, from Newmarket to Cork City.

    Improved level of service and hours of operation

    The NTA is proposing to improve the level of service and hours of operation on the route along the corridor between Newmarket and Cork City.

    The plans include the addition of later evening weekday services, an improvement of weekend services, the development of connections with rail services in Mallow and a significant increase in bus services operating in rural settlements along the route such as Grenagh, Bweeng and Dromahane.

    Serving Newmarket, Kanturk, Mallow, Dromahane, Bweeng, Grenagh, Sluggera Cross and Cork City

    The newly enhanced 243 Route will operate four times per day on the Newmarket, Kanturk, Mallow, Dromahane, Bweeng, Grenagh, Sluggera Cross and Cork City alignment Monday to Sunday. Additional feeder services will operate five times per day Monday to Sunday from Newmarket to Mallow and there will be nine services per day between Newmarket and Mallow running from early morning to late evening.

    Doneraile is now served by TFI Local Link 523 bus route

    Following the enhancement, Route 243 would no longer service Doneraile, which is now served by a the TFI Local Link 523 bus route and the NTA is also reviewing options to provide new regional services between Mallow and Dungarvan via Castletownroche and Killavullen.

    Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan

    The proposed enhancement of Route 243 is part of the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility plan, which is a major initiative developed and funded by the NTA as part of the Transport for Ireland (TFI) Network.

    It is proposed to amend the route in early 2024. The public consultation will run for four weeks and closes at 4pm on Monday 27th of November 2023.

    Have your say by clicking the link: Route 243 Amendment Proposal | National Transport Authority Consultation Portal



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,332 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    I think that you mean replicating the BÉ 460 - the BÉ 429 runs between Ballaghaderreen or Castlerea and Galway.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,332 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    Go Ahead Ireland are adding additional services on their commuter services from Offaly and Kildare to Dublin from 19th November.

    DCOM Timetable Change

    Mon 6th Nov 2023

    Go-Ahead Ireland is introducing timetable changes to selected Dublin Commuter services and their variations which will see an increase in frequency and punctuality. These timetable changes will come into effect 19th November 2023. 

     

    Route 120 Changes

    Inbound 

    Monday - Friday - 1 additional trip added

    Saturday - 2 additional trips added


    Outbound

    Monday - Friday - 3 additional trips added

    Saturday - 2 additional trips added


    Route 126 Changes

    Inbound

    Monday - Friday - 7 additional trips added (including 6 additional departures from Rathangan)

    Saturday - 2 additional trips added (including 3 additional departures from Rathangan)

    Sunday - 4 additional departures from Rathangan


    Outbound 

    Monday - Friday - 8 additional trips added (with 6 additional services operating to Rathangan)

    Saturday - 2 additional trips added (with 4 additional services operating to Rathangan)

    Sunday - 4 additional services operating to Rathangan

     

    In line with these timetable changes, the following key changes will also be introduced: 

    • Additional stop to be added to route 120 - Stop Number 11089 
    • Route 126 at 07:12 (Monday-Friday) from Kill to Newbridge will be extended to Kildare.
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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,332 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    From Monday 20th November, Route 885 sees a route extension and and increase in frequency:

    https://www.transportforireland.ie/news/tfi-local-link-carlow-kilkenny-wicklow-enhances-bus-service-from-baltinglass-to-sallins-with-route-885/

    TFI Local Link Carlow Kilkenny Wicklow enhances bus service from Baltinglass to Sallins with Route 885

    10TH NOVEMBER 2023

    Enhanced bus services from Baltinglass to Sallins, route 885

    Route 885 improved connectivity to Stratford-on-Slaney, Dunlavin, Brannockstown, Ballymore Eustace, Blessington and Naas

    Route 885 will be enhanced to extend from Ballymore to Baltinglass and will operate four daily return services Monday to Sunday. The route will offer enhanced connectivity to Stratford-on-Slaney, Dunlavin, Brannockstown, Ballymore Eustace, Blessington and Naas.

    The enhanced route will provide peak-time services and evening services for commuters and will continue to offer improved connectivity to Sallins Train Station, Naas Hospital and regional bus and rail services.

    Travel to work, appointments along with onward train and bus connections

    Speaking ahead of the launch, TFI Local Link Carlow Kilkenny Wicklow Manager, Jackie Meally said: “This route will provide people with more access to services and onward connections seven days a week.

    “As a result of this enhancement people can now travel by bus to a wide range of public and social services such as work, appointments along with onward train and bus connections.

    “This service has been long sought after and I want to acknowledge the work of the NTA, Connecting Ireland and the input of local people and community leaders from Baltinglass.”

    For route and timetable information  visit www.locallinkckw.ie



  • Registered Users Posts: 17 thatphil


    129 Kilcullen-Newbridge which was announced in the summer to be enhanced to include Dunlavin-Kilcullen-Newbridge seems to have fallen of the list. Does this mean it's been pushed out to 2024?



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,332 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    It would, yes.

    It is all dependent on drivers and buses being available - to be fair they have done pretty well so far this year in terms of the rollout of new or expanded services.



  • Registered Users Posts: 19,249 ✭✭✭✭road_high


    I suppose it’s to link up with the first early morning train from Athy and Carlow stations



  • Registered Users Posts: 41 TravelCounty


    Just on that, the 139 (Naas - Blanchardstown) was also due to be enhanced, but seems to be off the list too. A bit disappointing but, given what you said, there's not much that can be done and they've done great work so far across the country with rolling out new and enhanced services at the moment.


    (Unless there's something I missed!)



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,332 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    TFI notice on the expansion of the GAI commuter services in Kildare and Offaly:

    https://www.transportforireland.ie/news/the-nta-and-go-ahead-ireland-announce-expansion-of-bus-services-on-two-dublin-commuter-routes/

    The NTA and Go-Ahead Ireland announce expansion of bus services on two Dublin Commuter routes

    13TH NOVEMBER 2023

    The National Transport Authority (NTA), in partnership with Go-Ahead Ireland, is enhancing bus services on two routes between Dublin and Rathangan in Co. Kildare from Sunday 19th of November.

    Increased frequency of services and improved capacity

    The timetable for Routes 120 and 126 will be enhanced to increase the frequency of services and improve capacity. Forty six additional trips are planned Monday to Sunday on Route 126 from Dublin to Rathangan in Co. Kildare as part of the enhancement.

    Six additional coaches will operate on the route and a new bus stop is being introduced at Killeenlea near Celbridge. The 7.12am service from Kill to Newbridge will now be extended to Kildare.

    Speaking ahead of the launch, Managing Director of Go-Ahead Ireland Dervla McKay said: “The enhancements made to Routes 120 and 126 will increase capacity and improve punctuality on two of Go-Ahead Ireland’s busy Dublin Commuter Routes.

    “Additional coaches will also be going into service, expanding Go-Ahead Ireland’s capability to deliver passengers to their destinations in their local communities and in the Greater Dublin Area.”

    Additional Information

    For route and timetable information visit https://www.goaheadireland.ie/dcom-timetable-change-1



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,332 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    Bus Éireann have upgraded the 115/115c service along the corridor between Dublin and Mullingar from this weekend:

    https://buseireann.ie/service_updates.php?id=7785&month=Nov

    Enhanced Routes 115/115C

    Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, is pleased to announce significantly enhanced services and timetable to Route 115/115c, Mullingar to Dublin which will come into effect this Sunday, 26 November.

    • A revised timetable to better reflect current travel times along all parts of the route, with minor departure time changes.
    • Current services to/from Kilcock from Dublin will now operate to/from Enfield
    • New weekday services from Mullingar to Maynooth via Enfield & Kilcock which will operate on weekdays during College Term’s only. 

    Please click here for updated timetables

    Thursday, 23rd November, 2023



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,332 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    Next up are some Local Link service expansions and new routes.

    Effective 6th November, Local Link Laois Offaly Route 850 from Athlone to Roscrea is operating to the full planned timetable, having been operating a restricted one since the launch, and this includes the Sunday extensions to Thurles.

    Timetable is here: https://www.transportforireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/850-Athlone-to-Roscrea-4pp-6Nov23-ONLINE.pdf



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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,332 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    Route 322 between Nenagh and Portumna is launching on Monday 27th November.

    https://www.transportforireland.ie/news/tfi-local-link-tipperary-launches-new-bus-service-connecting-portumna-to-nenagh/

    TFI Local Link Tipperary launches new bus service connecting Portumna to Nenagh

    17TH NOVEMBER 2023

    TFI Local Link Tipperary is launching a new bus service between Portumna and Nenagh, from Monday the 27th of November.

    Servicing Nenagh, Ballycommon, Dromineer, Puckaun, Coolbawn, Ballinderry, Terryglass, Carrigahorig, Lorrha and Portumna

    Route 322 will operate four daily return services Monday to Saturday, with one additional return service between Puckaun and Nenagh as well as three daily return services on Sunday. The route will connect villages and areas such as Nenagh, Ballycommon, Dromineer, Puckaun, Coolbawn, Ballinderry, Terryglass, Carrigahorig, Lorrha and Portumna.

    The route will also provide new peak-time and evening services seven days a week for commuters, as well as improved connectivity to regional bus and rail services in Nenagh and Portumna.

    Improved connectivity to Limerick and Dublin City

    Speaking ahead of the launch, Anthony Moroney, TFI Local Link Tipperary General Manager said: “This service is a considerable investment by the NTA and Local Link Tipperary in the transport infrastructure of rural Tipperary.

    “It will provide a new transport link for the rural villages and townlands in the Lough Derg area, which will allow residents and visitors to access the various employment, educational, tourist and social facilities of Portumna, Nenagh and areas along the route. It will also allow for improved connectivity for onward travel to Limerick and Dublin City.”

    Additional Information

    For route and timetable information, call 052-616-6140 or visit www.locallinktipperary.ie



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