From Wednesday 16th November, TFI Local Link Galway will launch route 432 An Cheathrú Rua to Clifden, a new seven days a week service. The service will run three return services a day, covering An Cheathrú Rua, Costelloe, Screebe, Derryrush, Kilkeran, Carna, Leheenagh, Roundstone, Ballyconeely and Clifden, creating a new connection between Roundstone and Costelloe.
The new service will also provide commuters with a new peak-time service that interchanges with direct services to Galway, and improved connectivity to regional bus services from Costelloe.
This new route is funded by the National Transport Authority 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 432 service in Galway, connecting An Cheathrú Rua and Clifden. As a Galway native, I am very aware of the need to connect people and places, especially in rural areas. High quality, accessible, affordable and safe services for all can play a crucial role in ensuring a modal shift from private to public transport. Public transport is not only an environmentally friendly option but also socially inclusive and economically accessible. This new service is especially timely as we head into winter with rising fuel and other costs”.
Speaking ahead of the launch, TFI Local Link Galway Manager Joe Greally said: “This is a very welcome and exciting addition to the Locallink Galway network. We are very excited to be able to announce this after many months of consultation and planning. We are sure that this new service will enhance the lives of the travelling public and give a viable alternative to private transport within this region“.
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.
For route and timetable information, call (091) 842 384 or visit locallinkgalway.ie