TFI Local Link Louth Meath Fingal is delighted to announce that from the 16th of January 2023, Route 188 will provide new services between Athboy, Navan and Drogheda.
Route 188 will run eight times per day, seven days a week including bank holidays. The service will create a new connection to Kentstown and Duleek as well as servicing Athboy, Navan, Donore and Drogheda with ancillary services from Rathcairn. Route 188 will provide enhanced access to numerous amenities including tourist attractions such as Newgrange (Brú Na Bóinne) and Battle of the Boyne, regional access to hubs, bus services and hospitals in both Drogheda and Navan and access to local towns for employment and education.
This new route 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 Network.
Speaking ahead of the route launch, Miriam McKenna, TFI Local Link Louth Meath Fingal Manager said:
“We are delighted to announce TFI Local Link Service 188, connecting people to Athboy, Navan, Kentstown, Duleek, Donore, and Drogheda, providing greater connectivity for people to employment, education, training, shopping, and social activities.
“Route 188 will stop at both Navan and Drogheda hospitals and also stop at Newgrange (Brú na Bóinne) and the Battle of the Boyne visitor centre. Payment can be made using the TFI Go App and passengers can benefit from the TFI Leap reduced fares on public transport which is better for your pocket and for the environment.
“TFI Local Link Louth Meath Fingal is currently working with the NTA designing new bus routes under the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan and with more services coming in 2023 these new routes will be transformative and have a fundamental impact on the health and wellbeing of people in the community”.