TFI Local Link Kerry is pleased to announce the enhancement of Route 283 Currow – Currans – Kerry Airport – Farranfore – Firies – Ballyfinnane – Farmers Bridge – Tralee, commencing on Monday 12th December 2022.
The enhanced route will offer peak-time services for commuters to Tralee and offers greater connectivity to regional bus and rail services from both Tralee and Farranfore as well as increased connections to Kerry Airport.
The reconfiguration of Route 283 from Currow – Firies – Tralee, will see increased connectivity in the area with four return trips Monday to Thursday, five trips each way on Friday and Saturday, and three return trips on Sundays. Previously, the service only offered two return trips Monday to Saturday and no Sunday service.
There are stops in Tralee at University Hospital Kerry, MTU South & North Campus, Kerry College Clash & Denny Street as well as Casement Bus Station.
Newly enhanced route 283 is part of the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan which is a major national public transport initiative developed and funded by the NTA, as part of the Transport For Ireland Network.
Anne Graham, CEO of the NTA said: “The Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan has been developed by the NTA to increase public transport connectivity for all, particularly those who live outside of major cities. With the launch of this enhanced route, it will transform the local network offering more frequent services connecting people with work, business and leisure activities in the area”.
Alan O’ Connell, General Manager TFI Local Link Kerry said: “We would encourage passengers to make the most of our public transport system. Public transport is not only an environmentally friendly option but also socially inclusive and can be a cheaper way to travel.”
“TFI Local Link Kerry is currently working with the National Transport Authority designing new bus routes under the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan. It is a very positive time to be involved in public transport”.
“There are some exciting developments on the horizon for the county through the Connecting Ireland Plan. I can safely say that these new routes will be transformative and will provide access for people to employment, education, training, healthcare, shopping, recreation, and tourist facilities. The design of a sustainable transport infrastructure has a fundamental impact on the health and wellbeing of people in the community”.