From Monday 3rd October, TFI Local Link Limerick Clare will launch the 595 seven-days-a-week service with a new peak-time service for commuters to Newcastle West.
The service will run three times a day, covering Tarbert, Glin, Athea, Carrikerry, Ardagh, Newcastle West, Ballingarry and Croom including a connection to Mid-Western Regional Orthopaedic Hospital. The new service will also provide access to the Limerick Greenway at Ardagh and Newcastle West and a new peak-time service for commuters to Newcastle West.
This new route is funded by the NTA as part of the Transport for Ireland Network.
Speaking ahead of the launch, Chairperson of TFI Local Link Limerick Clare, Dearbhla Conlon Ahern said: ‘We are delighted this new service will launch in early October. This is an essential service providing transport access to Newcastle West for students, shoppers and workers in the area and giving an onward link to Kerry. This will be the fifth RRS service in Limerick from the strategic plan for a rural Limerick transport network’.
TFI Local Link fares have also been reduced. The Government announced that public transport fares were being reduced by an average of 20% across all Transport for Ireland services last April. An adult single journey from Tarbert to Newcastle West costs just €4.00 and an adult single journey from Newcastle West to Croom costs just €4.00. Substantial discounts can also be had by using the TFI Go app on your smart phone or Leap Card. TFI Local Link also accept Free Travel Passes.
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.