Swords – Ashbourne (Route 197) overview
In November 2019, The National Transport Authority (NTA) entered into a contract with Go-Ahead Ireland for the provision of the public bus service Route 197.
This bus route runs between Swords and Ashbourne, with stops in:
- Rathbeale Road
- Rolestown (following construction of 2 new stops)
- Nine Milestone
This Public Service Obligation (PSO) contract outlines the performance requirements that Go-Ahead Ireland 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 Go-Ahead Ireland.
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 Go-Ahead Ireland is reviewed by the Authority quarterly.