TFI Local Link Kerry launches new bus service connecting Cé Bhréanainn and Tralee

Launching on Monday 24th of June 2024 Route 273 enhances connectivity between Cé Bhréanainn and Tralee

14 June 2024

TFI Local Link Kerry is launching a new bus service, which will improve connectivity between Cé Bhréanainn and Tralee, from Monday the 24th of June 2024.

Connecting Ireland Logo (300x154)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 (TFI) Network.

Route 273 servicing Castlegregory, Aughacasla, Camp, Curaheen, Blennerville, Stradbally, Kilcummin, An Clochán and Tralee

Route 273 will operate five daily return service between Castlegregory and Tralee Monday to Saturday, with two daily return services extending to Cé Bhréanainn. The route will operate four daily return services between Castlegregory and Tralee, with two daily return services extending to Cé Bhréanainn on Sunday.

The new route will provide peak-time services for commuters and a late evening service on Friday and Saturday between Castlegregory and Tralee with improved connectivity offered to regional bus and rail services and to villages and areas such as Aughacasla, Camp, Curaheen, Blennerville, Stradbally, Kilcummin and An Clochán.

Route 273 is the first of two routes, in a planned phased roll out this summer of new TFI Local Link bus services to provide connectivity to Tralee. The second route planned is route 278 which will operate between Fenit, Spa and Tralee.

Allowing residents easier access to educational institutions, social activities, and essential services in Tralee

Speaking ahead of the launch, TFI Local Link Kerry General Manager, Alan O’Connell, said: “The introduction of Route 273 operating between Cé Bhréanainn, An Clochán, Castlegregory and Tralee marks a significant milestone for the community, which up to now, has never had a public transport service seven days a week.

This new bus service will enhance accessibility, allowing residents easier access to educational institutions, social activities, and essential services in Tralee. In turn, connecting Tralee with the North Shore will open up stunning coastal vistas and vibrant local attractions to a broader audience, making it easier for residents and visitors alike to explore and enjoy the natural beauty and recreational opportunities the North Shore has to offer.

By enhancing connectivity, the NTA in partnership with TFI Local Link Kerry are promoting sustainable travel and enriching the local economy“.

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