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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

CityLink Galway/Dublin commuter service changes, Sept 2011

From 24 Sept 2011, CityLink's Galway - Dublin - Dublin Airport commuter (multi-stop) timetable is changing, to meet the needs of people travelling to work or college in Dublin City.

Main changes:
  • The 6am bus service from Galway now leaves at 5am, arriving in Dublin City (Bachelor's Walk, near O'Connell St) at 8:30am
  • The 7am bus service from Galway now leaves at 7:30am, arriving in Dublin City at 11:05am
  • The last commuter service from Galway leaves at 6pm (previously 7pm)
  • The 9:30pm commuter service from Dublin Airport to Galway is cancelled.

See the full new timetable commuter timetable here - note that non-stop/express services are not affected.

See the Regional Buses page for details of all national and regional services from Galway

Friday, September 9, 2011

Changes to Sligo / Knock / Galway bus service, Sept 2011

Bus Eireann, Strabane, January 2010 Bus Éireann have announced changes to the Route 64 (Sligo - Knock/Ireland West - Sligo - Derry), effective from Sunday 11 Sept:

Changes advertised in local newspapers in Galway:
  • New Sunday 10am and Friday 2pm Sligo to Galway services
  • 6pm Sligo to Galway service now leaves at 6:15pm
  • 3:15pm Derry - Sligo - Galway bus now leaves at 3:30pm.
  • 6am Galway - Sligo bus now picks up in Charlestown, Tubbercurry and Ballinacarrow
  • Some changes to times from GMIT in Galway and Ireland West Airport in Knock.

Changes listed on Bus Éireann's website:
  • 6:45am Donegal/Galway will depart at 6:40am
  • 10am Sligo/Galway will operate Monday to Sunday.
  • 2:10pm Galway/Sligo service will operate Monday to Sunday
  • 3:15pm Derry/Galway will depart at 3:30pm. Ireland West Airport Knock will not be served.
  • 6:10pm Galway/Sligo will not serve Ireland West Airport Knock.
  • 9:05pm5 Sligo/Galway - Friday & Sunday - will serve Claremorris and Castlemacgarrett.

See the full route 64 timetable or Bus Éireann's Journey Planner for exact times.

See Regional Buses for details of all national / regional buses to, from and through Galway

Friday, September 2, 2011

Bus service changes for Galway Ironman 70.3, 4 Sept 2011

US Navy 091006-N-0555B-422 Lt. Cmdr. Don Cross trains on the Kuakini Highway for the 2009 Ford Ironman World Championship triathlon in Kailua-Kona, There are a number of city and regional bus service changes due to road closures for the Galway Ironman event on Sunday 4 September, 2011.

Bus Éireann
  • No Salthill (1s and 1k) service until 5pm
  • Knocknacarra (2w) and Newcastle/Rahoon (4xX5w) diverted via Bohermore, Sean Mulvoy Road, Quincentennial Bridge, Seamus Quirke Road until 2pm
  • Regional service route 419 from Galway at 11:10am and from Ougtherard 12:50pm are cancelled.
  • No information is provided about other affected regional services, but it is likely that route 424 services (to Spiddal / Carraroe) will be impacted.
See City Bus Services for regular route maps and timetable links.

For further details, see Bus Éireann's press release  (dated 23-Aug-2011, visible in their RSS feed on 1-Sept-2011), or contact the company directly (NB  their on-line systems do not show these changes, as at 9pm on 2 Sept).

9am and 12-noon Galway to Clifden services and 7:15am and 9:15am  Clifden to Galway services won't travel via Moycullen, Rosscahil and Oughterard.   They will divert via the Headford Road and delays are likely.