From Monday 3rd October, TFI Local Link Galway will launch route 431 Claremorris to An Cheathrú Rua, a new seven-days-a-week service.
The service will run four times a day, covering An Cheathrú Rua, Costelloe, Screebe, Maam Cross, Maum, Cornamona, Clonbur, Cong, Neale, Ballinrobe, Hollymount, and Claremorris creating a new connection between Costelloe and Claremorris. The new service will also provide improved connectivity to regional rail services from Claremorris, and regional bus services at both Maam Cross and Costelloe.
This new route is funded by the NTA as part of the Transport for Ireland Network.
Speaking ahead of the launch, Galway based Minister in the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton TD, said: “I am delighted to see the launch of the new Route 431 service in Galway, which will be creating a new connection between Costelloe and Claremorris. Critically, the service will also improve connectivity for families and communities to existing regional rail services from Claremorris, and regional bus services at both Maam Cross and Costelloe. These enhanced routes under the Connecting Ireland plans pave the way for improved connectivity to town centres and further support local communities in making the shift to public transport”.
Speaking ahead of the launch, TFI Local Link Galway Manager Joe Greally said: “This new service will be a fantastic new travel option to the people living along the route by creating daily links to Claremorris and Galway City via Costello. It is the culmination of many months of planning and consultation, and I am sure that the service will be very well supported.
TFI Local Link rural transport services are an important component of daily life linking people with jobs, education, healthcare, shopping and recreation/tourist facilities. The design of a sustainable transport infrastructure has a fundamental impact on the health and wellbeing of people in the community. It helps address social isolation, improves overall accessibility and provides opportunities for active regular transport and daily physical activity”.