Bus Éireann announces Mayo/Galway corridor service improvements
BUS Éireann, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA), has announced the introduction of an enhanced bus service for customers in Galway and Mayo along the Ballina-Castlebar-Westport-Galway corridor.
This follows a NTA review of services in Mayo and takes account of changes to other services operated along this corridor.
The towns of Westport, Castlebar, Cong, Headford and Ballinrobe will see major benefits, according to Bus Éireann. The enhanced services will be introduced on Sunday (July 1).
The changes are as follows.
A revised Expressway Route 52 (Ballina-Castlebar-Galway) service will take effect and customers can avail of a new, simplified routing between the two destinations, with additional departures daily. Expressway Route 52 also provides six daily return services between Castlebar and Ballina. For more information on the new timetable, see www.expressway.ie.
Route 456 (Ballina-Westport-Galway) will be divided into three separate routes, which will individually focus on certain sections of the corridor to provide an enhanced service offering that includes higher frequency, more extensive operating hours, and better connectivity for customers along the whole corridor.
Route 420 (Castlebar-Pontoon-Ballina) will provide three return services daily via Pontoon linking Castlebar to Ballina. Services will operate daily, including weekends and public holidays.
Route 422 (Castlebar-Cong-Headford) will provide three return services daily via Cong linking Castlebar to Headford, where customers can interchange onto Route 456 or Expressway Route 52 to complete their journey to Galway. Services will operate daily, including weekends and public holidays.
Route 456 (Castlebar-Westport-Ballinrobe-Kilmaine-Headford-Galway) will provide five return services daily linking Castlebar to Galway via Kilmaine and Headford. Services will operate daily, including weekends and public holidays.
Route 421 is a new service addition serving Swinford-Kiltimagh-Knock-Claremorris. It's a daily service that will link these four towns and provide connections to the wider public transport network at hubs in both Swinford and Claremorris.
Customers who wish to offer feedback in relation to the revised service offering can forward comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.