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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Park & Ride for Connacht GAA championships at Pearse Stadium, 19 May 2013

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Lime green, blue and white paintwork on a Park and Ride luxury coach, seen from the front
BusLink will run a park-and-ride service for the GAA junior and senior football matches on Sunday 19 May 2013.

Buses will run between Galway Airport in Carnmore and the Western Distributor Road (WDR) roundabout.   Pearse Stadium is in Upper Salthill, a short walk along Bishop O'Donnell and Threadneedle roads from the WDR roundabout.

This service will complement the other car-parking facilities in Salthill.

Times

The Airport Car Park will open at 11am, and buses will leave every 20 minutes until 3:30pm
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Return buses will leave from the WDR roundabout after the senior match finishes.

Fares:

  • €3 adult 
  • €2 child 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

BusLink Park & Ride from Galway Airport to the city-centre

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A new park-and-ride service between Galway Airport and Galway city centre starts on Monday 13 May 2013.

For this pilot service, buses will run between the airport and Galway Coach Station, with no intermediate stops.

The service is being operated by Farrel Travel, under their BusLink brand.

Timetable

Buses will leave from the airport, Monday-Friday:
  • Every 20 minutes between 7:20am and 9am, 
  • Every 30 minutes between 9am and 4pm 
  • Every 20 minutes between 4pm and 6pm 

Buses will leave from the Galway Coach Station, Monday-Friday:
  • Every 20 minutes between 7:45am and 9:05am, 
  • Every 30 minutes between 9:30am and 4pm 
  • Every 20 minutes between 4pm and 6:40pm

There is no service at the weekend (Sat-Sun) or on bank holidays.



Fares

Parking at the airport is free.

Bus travel costs:
  • €2 per trip per person 
  • €4 return ticket per person 
  • €17.50 per weekly ticket per person 
  • €5 for a Family Day Return ticket (Minimum is 1 adult and 2 kids under 16 years old)
  • €68 Monthly return ticket per person 

The TaxSaver scheme applies - provided your employer has joined it.

You do not need to park at the airport to use the bus-service:  Carnmore residents, and others who are dropped off at the airport, are welcome to use the service.

The airport car-park has capacity for 600 cars.   Cars cannot be left overnight at the airport.


Note:   this is a six month pilot service, supported by Galway Chamber of Commerce.   It will be reviewed in November 2013.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

May bank holiday bus and train services - 2013

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Update:   
The following information is for May 2013. See this year's holiday arrangements for current information.





Monday 6 May 2013 
is a 
public holiday & bank holiday 
(Saoire Bainc na Bealtaine)
in Ireland.


City Buses

Galway city bus services will run their standard Sunday-timetable service on both Sun 5th and Mon 6th  May 2013.



Regional Buses

Most regional and national bus services will run their standard Sunday-timetable service on both Sun 5th and Mon 6th  May 2013.
  • Bus √Čireann will run regular regional / national services on Sunday 5th, except that one Galway/Dundalk, a Sligo service, and a Tuam/Athlone service are cancelled.   Full details
  • On Monday 6 June, Bus √Čireann regional / national services will operate to a Sunday timetable, but with a number of changes (both cancellations and additions) that affect Galway services.    See their press-release for full detals.


Trains

Irish Rail will run close to normal Sunday services on both days to/from Galway, with a few changes - see their timetable for details.