Annual Christmas bus service to slash journey times

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Galway DAILY Bus Service saves people time at Christmas

Galway at Christmas is special. But one of the worst things about this time of year is the traffic.

One way around that is by using the annual Park & Ride Christmas Service which begins this weekend.

It saves many people time and money each year, and for a reasonable price, it really is a lifesaver.

After this weekend, the service will continue next weekend (from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th), and then from Thursday the 14th every day until Christmas Eve.

The Service will operate from Ballybrit Racecourse to the City Centre from 9.30 am to 9.30 pm, on the days of service and from 11.00 am to 7.00 pm. on Sundays.

Buses will run every 15 minutes in both directions between the Racecourse and the Coach Station at Fairgreen.

The service is operated by Bus Eireann on behalf of Galway City Council and the fee is €2 per person return with children travelling for free, also  included is  all-day parking at Ballybrit.

The high frequency of buses, competitive pricing  at €2 per person return and the faster journey time using the bus lanes, will make the journey stress-free and reliable.

The terminus at Galway Racecourse is situated for people travelling to the City along the M6, N6, N17, N18 and Monivea Roads.

Commenting on the Park & Ride service, Brian Connolly, Regional Manager, West, Bus Éireann said: “We are delighted to be operating this terrific service on behalf of Galway City Council and we would encourage the public to avail of this service to help alleviate traffic congestion during this busy period.

“Travelling by Bus Éireann is the most cost effective way for customers to do their Christmas shopping by sitting back, relaxing and enjoying the festivities that Galway city has to offer.”