Changes to Limerick city bus services to come into effect

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

MAJOR changes to the Limerick city bus service take effect from today.

MAJOR changes to the Limerick city bus service take effect from today.

The changes, which were announced earlier this month, represent the first time Bus Eireann has changed its services in the city since 2005.

A number of different routes have been combined as part of the changes, which the company says will ensure a “simplified, customer-focused network of services” in the city.

There will be an increase in services to the Mid Western Regional Hospital and COlbert station and there will be greater frequency on some of the city’s busier routes.

However, a number of routes will no longer operate as a result of the changes. These are the 304A, 305 and the 312 routes.

In tandem with the route changes, Bus Éireann has also introduced seven new vehicles to its Limerick city fleet to replace older vehicles.

All seven vehicles, which have been funded by the National Transport Authority, feature free Wi-Fi, low floor access and comfort seating.

“These changes being introduced will make Limerick’s city bus service easier to use and easier to understand. Combined with the new vehicles introduced earlier in the year, we believe these improvements will be of real benefit to people living in and visiting Limerick”, said Miriam Flynn, Regional Manager with Bus Éireann.

For full details of the new timetables and routes, log onto http://www.buseireann.ie/pdf/1347005558-Limerick-city-network.pdf