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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fare increases for annual and monthly tickets

Annual fares for Bus Éireann's Galway city services will increase to €676.50 from 1 November 2012 (increased from €638.00).   Note: annual tickets are only available via the Taxsaver scheme.

From 1 January 2013, monthly tickets for Bus Éireann’s Galway city services will cost:
  • Adult:    €61.50 (up from €58.00)
  • Student:    €53.00 (up from €50.00)
  • Child:   €29.00 (increased from €27.30)

Monthly and annual ticket prices on Bus Éireann's regional (aka "stage carriage") services are also increasing by on average 6%, from the same dates (annual from Nov 2012, montly from Jan 2013).

Annual and monthly tickets for Iarnród Éireann / Irish Rail services are also increasing on the same dates: the price-rise varies between 9.9% for "Zone A" and 2.53% for "Zone K".

Further information about the background to these changes, and the details of fare-changes in other areas, see the National Transport Authority's press release.

See City bus services and Regional bus services for full details of all companies offering services in these areas.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Position of RTPI electronic bus-time signs in Galway City

Picture of an electronic "what time is the next bus" information sign from Dublin (Swords, Skerries and Santry)
Example bus-information from Dublin, Ireland
"Proposed" locations for the RTPI (real time passenger information) displays for Galway city have been announced in the Galway Advertiser today.

It was previously announced previously that 20 signs would be installed in Galway during 2012.

It is not clear what the status of this announcement is, whether the locations are fixed or open for public consultation, or whether the signs will show all city bus services or just ones operated by Bus Éireann.

Places listed in the proposal are shown in the map below. That it's not always clear which side of the road the sign(s) will be on - a best approximation has been made, and this will be updated as further information becomes available.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Buses to the Galway Races September 2012 meeting

The following information is for the September 2012 meeting.

See  Galway Races Public Transport for the latest announcements.

Galway Races early-autumn meeting runs from Mon 10 to Wed 12 September 2012.

Unlike the summer meeting, there are no shuttle buses from Eyre Square or from surrounding towns.


Sunday, September 2, 2012

No free-travel passes on GoBus Galway / Dublin service

no free travel symbol
From Saturday 1 September, 2012, GoBus are no longer accepting the DSP Free Travel Pass on their Galway - Dublin express services.

This has not been announced in the media or their website, but there are signs in the front of their buses advising that their participation in the scheme is under review.

See the Regional Buses page for links to alternative services on this route.