Bus Éireann has introduced extra services on two of the main bus routes from Galway City to Connemara.
Since the start of this month, there are extra services in the morning and evening on the No. 419 Galway-Moycullen-Oughterard service and the No. 424 Galway-An Cheathru-Leitir Mealláin-Carna service.
On the No. 419 there are new services including:
- 8:15pm service from Galway to Moycullen to Oughterard
- 10:15pm service from Galway to Moycullen to Oughterard
- 9:00pm service from Oughterard to Moycullen to Galway
- 11:00pm service from Oughterard to Moycullen to Galway
These are in addition to changes to services in the morning with an earlier departure during term time and an extended route to GMIT. The full timetable is available at https://www.buseireann.ie/timetables/419-1574438655.pdf
Frequency on the No. 424 route has increased by 33% with new services on weekdays as follows:
- 7:30pm service to Lettermullen
- 9:00pm service to Carraroe
- 11:00pm service to Carraroe
- 6:30am departure from Lettermullen to Galway
- 7:30am service from Carraroe to Galway
There are also increased services at weekends. The full timetable is available at https://www.buseireann.ie/timetables/424-1574438468.pdf
Following representations to the National Transport Authority – the authority which oversees and licences public transport routes – and to Bus Éireann and other operators I’m delighted to see these extra services. The services complement the introudction of new bus shelter infrastructure in the city ahead of the planned Bus Connects re-design and overhaul of the network in Galway next year which will be underpinned by extensive public consultation.