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Friday, January 25, 2013

Galway Transport Forum followup survey

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

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

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.