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Connecting Ireland Project Launched

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,029 ✭✭✭✭Geuze


    All this is great, but I wonder will we ever get a map of all the routes?



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,531 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    Next up is an enhancement of route 885:

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

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

    4TH MARCH 2024

    Launching on Monday 11th of March enhanced bus service from Baltinglass to Sallins

    TFI Local Link Carlow Kilkenny Wicklow is enhancing bus services from Baltinglass to Sallins from Monday 11th of March.

    This enhancement is part of the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan which is a major national public transport initiative developed and funded by the National Transport Authority (NTA) as part of the Transport for Ireland (TFI) Network.

    Route 885 to serve Baltinglass, Stratford-On-Slaney, Dunlavin, Brannockstown, Ballymore Eustace, Blessington, Naas and Sallins

    Route 885 will continue to serve Baltinglass, Stratford-On-Slaney, Dunlavin, Brannockstown, Ballymore Eustace, Blessington, Naas and Sallins at a higher frequency to improve connectivity from Baltinglass to Sallins.

    The enhanced route will now operate six daily return services Monday to Friday and four daily return services Saturday and Sunday. It will also offer improved connectivity to Naas Hospital as well as to regional rail services in Sallins.

    TFI Local Link Carlow Kilkenny Wicklow providing more access to services and onward connections seven days a week

    Speaking ahead of the launch, TFI Local Link Carlow Kilkenny Wicklow Manager, Jackie Meally said:

    “Due to the significant uptake on this service since it started in November 2023, the NTA is enhancing the route due to popular demand. We wish to thank members of the community in Baltinglass and surrounding areas for their input into the enhancement of the service.

    “This newly enhanced route will provide people with more access to services and onward connections seven days a week.”

    Additional information

    For route and timetable information visit www.locallinkckw.ie

    Learn more about the five year Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,531 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    The latest progress update has been published, and now we await the 2024 plan.

    https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Connecting-Ireland-Bulletin-Q4-2023-Final.pdf



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,531 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    TFI Route 139 will get a major uplift in frequency from 1st April

    https://www.transportforireland.ie/news/national-transport-authority-enhances-route-139-from-blanchardstown-to-naas/

    National Transport Authority enhances Route 139 from Blanchardstown to Naas

    21ST MARCH 2024

    The National Transport Authority (NTA) is enhancing bus services from Blanchardstown to Naas from Monday 1st of April.

    Servicing Blanchardstown, Ongar, Leixlip, Maynooth, Rathcoffey, Clane, Sallins, and Naas

    Route 139 will continue to serve TU Dublin in Blanchardstown, Ongar, Leixlip, Maynooth, Rathcoffey, Clane, Sallins, and Naas at a higher frequency to improve connectivity from Blanchardstown and Naas.

    The enhanced route will now operate eighteen daily return services, seven days a week, offering increased connectivity with Dublin city bus routes and Irish Rail. This 100% increase on the current service will benefit students of Technological University Dublin’s Blanchardstown campus and Maynooth University, as well as providing a more convenient public transport alternative for shoppers.

    Reliable and efficient public transport option

    This improved service aims to make commuting easier and more convenient for residents and students in the Blanchardstown to Leixlip area, providing a reliable and efficient public transport option for their daily travels.

    NTA has awarded the contract for the enhanced 139 service to JJ Kavanagh & Sons Limited. The service will operate under the ‘Transport for Ireland’ brand.

    As a PSO route, schedules, timetables and fares are determined by NTA.

    Leap fares offering great value for money

    The Leap fares, starting at €1.25 for adults and €0.65 for children, students, and young adults (19 – 25), offer great value for money.

    Passengers wishing to use a cash payment for a fare will also be accepted with rates starting from €1.70 for adults and €0.85 for children, students, and young adults.

    Details of schedules and fares are available at the links below:




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,745 ✭✭✭Polar101


    OK, so basically the 139 will run hourly instead of every 2 hours and they updated the timings - previously the timetable read 39 minutes from Naas to Maynooth (34 after 7pm), while now it's going to be anything from 34 to 55. Anyone who uses this service knows it's usually running 20-40 minutes late and since they don't do RTPI, no-one knows when the bus will arrive. At least the new schedule looks a bit more realistic and the capacity increase is great news.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 41 Thomas_B


    Route 187 Amendment 

    The National Transport Authority (NTA), in partnership with Bus Éireann, is proposing to improve Route 187 and would like to hear your views. This enhancement is part of the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan, which is a major national public transport initiative developed and funded by the National Transport Authority (NTA) as part of the Transport for Ireland (TFI) Network.

    The purpose of the amendment is to provide the following:

    • Improve public transport service to and between Oldcastle, Ballyjamesduff, Virginia and Kells
    • Provide a new service to Crossakiel and smaller areas of Meath and Cavan counties
    • Increase the number of departures per day and improve the hours of operation of the 187 service with a new, more legible timetable.

    The service is proposed to be amended in mid-2024.

    Proposal

    The NTA proposes to amend Route 187 as follows:

    • Route 187 would be revised to operate between Virginia and Kells via Crossakiel, Oldcastle and Ballyjamesduff. The service would no longer operate along the N3. See Map 1.
    • All journeys would serve Kells, Crossakiel, Oldcastle and Ballyjamesduff. 
    • Some journeys would operate between Oldcastle and Ballyjamesduff via Mount Nugent, whereas some others would operate via Castlerahan.
    • Monday to Sunday, Route 187 would operate 6 journeys per day from Kells to Virginia and 5 journeys per day from Virginia to Kells. 

    As a consequence of the proposals:

    • Route 187 would no longer operate along the N3 between Kells and Virginia, meaning some passengers will need to use Route 109X instead
    • Some passengers could experience longer journey times, whereas others could experience shorter journey times
    • The new timetable would affect all existing Route 187 passengers


    Consultation on this revised service will run for 3 weeks.  The closing date for submissions is 4pm on Monday 15 April 2024.

    https://consult.nationaltransport.ie/en/consultation/route-187-amendment



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,531 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    Another new route launching in Co. Wexford, which takes the routing of the once a week Bus Éireann route 375.

    https://www.transportforireland.ie/news/tfi-local-link-wexford-launches-new-bus-service-from-new-ross-to-enniscorthy/

    TFI Local Link Wexford launches new bus service from New Ross to Enniscorthy

    5TH APRIL 2024

    TFI Local Link Wexford is launching a new bus service, which will improve connectivity between New Ross and Enniscorthy, from Monday 15th of April 2024.

    Route 359 will operate five daily return services Monday to Saturday and three daily return services on Sunday and Public Holidays, creating a new connection from New Ross to Enniscorthy.

    Enhanced connectivity to villages and areas of New Ross, Rathgarogue, Ballywilliam, Rathnure, Killanne, Kiltealy, Ballindaggan and Enniscorthy

    The new route will provide a peak-time service for commuters to New Ross, an early morning service to Enniscorthy facilitating onward travel to Carlow and Dublin as well as improved connectivity to regional bus and rail services. The route will offer enhanced connectivity to villages and areas of New Ross, Rathgarogue, Ballywilliam, Rathnure, Killanne, Kiltealy, Ballindaggan and Enniscorthy.

    Serving many historic and tourist sites such as Enniscorthy Castle

    Speaking ahead of the launch TFI Local Link Wexford General Manager MaryB O’ Leary said: “We are delighted to launch this new service, which will provide daily bus services for villages that up to now had limited public transport options.  

    “The service to Enniscorthy provides a connection to onward public transport to Carlow and Dublin, in addition to providing a regular service for a number of areas in Enniscorthy allowing passengers to travel across the town. 

    “It will also serve the many historic & tourist sites in Enniscorthy such as Enniscorthy Castle, the National 1798 Rebellion Centre and the beautiful river walk.  In New Ross, people can explore the Dunbrody Famine Ship, enjoy a historic walking tour, stroll along the banks of the river or enjoy the new greenway.”

    Additional Information

    For route and timetable information visit www.locallinkwexford.ie

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



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