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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Galway / Dublin Airport bus service changes - August 2022

GoBus have announced an extra service on their Galway to Dublin Airport Direct route, from Monday 15 August 2022. This will run:
  • From Galway at 9am
  • From Dublin Airport at 2:45pm

Citylink have announced extra an extra service on their  Galway to Dublin city / airport route, from Monday 8 August 2022. This will run:
  • From Galway at 10:30am, direct to Dublin Airport (eirEagle service)
  • From Dublin city at 5:45pm
GoBus have announced an extra service on their Galway to Dublin city / airport route, from Monday 1 August 2022. This will run:
  • From Galway at 8am - direct to Dublin Airport
  • From Dublin Airport at 11:45am, stopping in Dublin City (Burgh Quay) at 12:15pm



Thursday, July 21, 2022

2022 Galway Races bus and train services

Public transport and traffic-management plans for the Galway Races Summer Meeting between Monday 25 - Sunday 31 July 2022.



Summary

  • Bus Éireann special races shuttle buses will run from Eyre Square.  
  • Private bus companies are running special services from various towns and villages.  Some hotels are also organising shuttle services. 
  • There are some changes to regular regional buses during race week and the next week.


Friday, July 15, 2022

CityLink takes over GoBus

In July 2022, Citylink announced that they have purchased GoBus.

Later in they week, they provided more details about the immediate effects:

  • Irish Citylink and GoBus will operate under their own brands for now.
  • Tickets are interchangeable: Citylink tickets can be used on GoBus services on the same route, and GoBus tickets can be used on Citylink services on the same route,
  • Service information is available and booking can be done on both websites (www.citylink.ie and www.gobus.ie.
  • Both Customer services teams are still operating:
    Citylink email at info@citylink.ie or call 091 564 164.
    GoBus email at info@gobus.ie or call 091 564 600.



Monday, July 11, 2022

Citylink service improvements - July 2022

Citylink have announced several additions to their timetable, from July 2022:

  • An evening (7pm) service from Galway city to Ballinasloe, with stops in Oranmore, Craughwell, Loughrea, Kilreekil, Aughrim  (announcement) - running from 11 July 2022.
  • An extra Eireagle Direct Galway / Dublin airport service (announcement) leaving from Galway at 11:30am and Dublin Airport at 3:15pm.   - running from 11 July 2022.


See Galway regional buses - eastern for information about other services on these routes.

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Temporary fare cuts on some bus and train services

In February 2022, the Irish government announced a 20% price cut - on average - on public transport services which they pay a subsidy for.

In early April 2022, Transport for Ireland announced the next steps in applying this, and local publicity says that these will be effective from Monday 11 April.

  • Fares for Bus Éireann, LocalLink and online-purchased InterCity train tickets will be reduced by 20%.


This means that in Galway city, the:
  • Adult single fare will be €1.35 (reduced from €1.68),
  • Child fare will be €0.65 (reduced from €0.80) 
for passengers who pay using a TFI Leap Card.


Other fares, eg weekly and monthly tickets are likely to decrease also, but this has not been covered in the publicity.


What buses are not included in the April 2022 fare cuts

The fare-reductions scheme only applies to Public Service Obligation (PSO) public transport services, including those provided by Irish Rail / Iarnród Éireann  and Bus Éireann.  These services receive a government subsidy under the PSO scheme.  
  • The change probably does not apply to cash fares (to be confirmed). 
  • Subsidised buses, or ones that are subsidised outside of the PSO programme eg Burkes, CityLink, CityDirect, Expressway, are not included, so their fares will not necessarily change.