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Cashel – Portlaoise (Route 828)

In 2016, the National Transport Authority (NTA) entered into a contract with M&A Coaches Limited for the provision of the public bus service Route 828.

This bus route runs return services between Cashel and Portlaoise, with stops in:

  • Horse & Jockey
  • Littleton,
  • Urlingford
  • Johnstown
  • Cullahill
  • Durrow
  • Abbeyleix

This service also offers through ticketing for travel to Cork City, Dublin City and Dublin Airport.

This Public Service Obligation (PSO) contract outlines the performance requirements that M&A Coaches must meet in return for the payment of a public subsidy. A proportion of that payment is withheld each month and is only paid if the performance targets are met by M&A Coaches.

Contract and Schedules:

The contract provides for the approval by the Authority of any service changes outlined in Schedule 1 of the Contract.

The performance of M&A Coaches Limited is reviewed by the Authority quarterly and are available below. 

Performance Reports

M&A Coaches Limited is required to report quarterly on their performance against the targets set out in the Public Service Obligation (PSO) contracts.

Quarterly Performance Reports 2018

Quarterly Performance Reports 2017

Quarterly Performance Reports 2016