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Friday, January 25, 2013

Galway Transport Forum followup survey

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picture of a bus driving past a bus-station
The Better Transport for Galway Committee (previously known as Galway Transport Forum) are running a follow up survey about traffic developments in Galway over the last 12 months.

It is short (4 questions with about four parts in each): it takes about 5 minutes to do.

They survey is anonymous, and you don't need to log in.   Click here to have your say.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Train timetable changes, January 2013

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Irish Rail train timetable changes apply from Sunday 20 January.

New timetable services are now shown in Irish Rail's on-line booking website.  Printed versions of the new and old timetables are available on-line.

In summary, almost all trail services leave a few minutes later (usually 5-15 minutes), and have a slightly different (usually quicker) journey time.

More significant timetable changes include:
  • A new Dublin to Galway, Mon - Sat service, at 1:25pm
  • A new 6:15pm service from Dublin to Athlone (and then on to Westport) - Mon-Sat
  • First Sunday service from Dublin to Galway leaves 30 mintues at 8am.
  • First Galway to Dublin Mon - Sat service is at 5:30am instead of 5am, and arrives at 7:57pm.
  • Times of Mon - Fri service Galway to Athenry and then Limerick are adjusted, and one service is cancelled.
All Galway train services travel to/from Ceannt Station.  Other regional public transport options are listed under Regional Buses

Thursday, January 10, 2013

BusLink services between Galway, Oranmore and Athenry

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BusLink bus at the Eyre Square pick-up point.
From Monday 14 January 2013, Farrell Travel are re-branding their scheduled Galway - Athenry DayLink and NightLink services as BusLink, and introducing some timetable changes and new services:
  • A new service from Athenry to Galway, stopping at Parkmore, Mervue, Ballybrit and Ballybane industrial estates, as well as GMIT, Eyre Square, and the Cathedral/NUIG bus-stop  
    (2 departures each way, morning and evening).
  • Slight changes to the departure times of existing Mon-Fri afternoon services (eg 5:15pm becomes 5pm)
  • Saturday daytime buses between Athenry and Galway no longer stop at Derrydonnell
  • A new Sunday service between Galway and Athenry, with 3 departures in each direction.

See the BusLink website for fare and timetable details, or the East Galway Regional Buses page for information about other bus-services in the area.