Route 425A Enhanced as part of the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan
The significantly enhanced Route 425A 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.
New Weekend Service and Expanded Operating Hours
Route 425A will now provide a service from Galway to Mountbellew, introducing a new weekend service, expanding hours of operation to offer double the frequency of round trips, Monday to Sunday.
Greater Connectivity with Galway Rail Services
The improved service will provide four daily round trips seven days a week, offering passengers greater connectivity with Galway Ceannt Station and local services at Mountbellew.
Positive Impact for Local Communities and Businesses
Bus Éireann Route 425A will serve Galway, Monivea Road/Bóthar Mhuine Mheá, Cashla, Garbally, Menlough, Glantane, Castleblakney, Caltra and Mountbellew.
“Bus Eireann is delighted to introduce these improved services between Galway and Mountbellew, which will see double the frequency offering a new weekend service to operate seven days a week, Monday to Sunday,” said Brian Connolly, Bus Éireann, Senior Operations Manager, West. “Thanks to the National Transport Authority, through the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan, we have added almost 1.8 million kilometres to our network this month, creating over 58 new jobs, this enhanced service will enable us to connect our growing number of customers with who and what matters to them.”
“We are delighted to welcome the service improvements to Bus Éireann Route 425A, Galway to Mountbellew,” said Kenny Deery, CEO of Galway Chamber of Commerce. “The increased frequency of these services as well as the connectivity to other local services in Mountbellew will have a tremendous positive impact for the local communities and businesses that serve them, public transport offers a crucial link for locals and businesses alike to unlock the potential for the region and city as a whole”.
Updated service details and timetables are available at buseireann.ie.
Pictured: Bus Éireann driver, TBC with Kenny Deery CEO of Galway Chamber and Peter Melia Service Delivery Manager at Bus Eireann