TFI Local Link Waterford is launching a new bus service improving connectivity between Dungarvan, Co. Waterford and Clonmel, Co. Tipperary from Monday 12th June.

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 356 will operate 5 daily return services 7 days a week creating a brand new connection from Dungarvan in Co. Waterford to South Tipperary Hospital. The route from Dungarvan to Clonmel will offer enhanced connectivity to villages and areas such as Ballinroad, Touraneena and Ballymacarbry.

This new bus service will also provide increased frequency between Dungarvan town and Ballinroad, improved connectivity to rail services in Clonmel and a peak-time service for commuters.

Speaking ahead of the launch, TFI Local Link Waterford Manager, James O’Donoghue said We are delighted that the NTA continues to support the ongoing development of local bus services under the Connecting Ireland Plan and are confident that the Dungarvan to Clonmel service will be well supported by the local communities en route. The expansion of public transport services across County Waterford will open up opportunities not only for local residents to make connections for employment, health, education and recreational opportunities, but also allow visitors to access the many areas of historic interest and natural beauty across the County. 

The timetable is designed to allow people travelling from Dungarvan and other locations to get to Clonmel before 9am, with 5 return services Monday to Sunday, the first service to Clonmel will leave Ballinroad at 7.30am and the last return service in the evening will leave Clonmel at 9pm, creating a vital link between the two towns.  The route will also provide a service between Ballinroad and Dungarvan. We believe that there is a significant demand for a public bus link from Ballinroad and it will now have 10 services Monday to Saturday and 5 on Sundays to Dungarvan.”

For route and timetable information, visit www.locallinkwaterford.ie

To learn more about the five year Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan visit: www.nationaltransport.ie/connecting-ireland/