Christmas Park & Ride service returning this week

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Galway Daily news Christmas Park & Ride service returning this week

The annual Christmas Park & Ride service into Galway City Centre will be starting up again this weekend, running until Christmas Eve.

The shuttle service, now in its 14th year, will be operating from Saturday, December 11 to help make Christmas shopping less stressful.

The Park & Ride shuttle service makes it cheap and easy for people to get into Galway City for their Christmas shopping, without having to bring their car.

The shuttles run from Ballybrit Racecourse to the Coach Station on the Fairgreen Road every 15 minutes, and costs just €1 each way.

The service operates from 9:30am to 9:15pm daily, and from 11am to 9:15pm on Sundays.

Also on Sundays, from 7pm to 9pm shuttle buses will run every half and hour, instead of 15 minutes.

Once again the service will be operated by Callinan Coaches on behalf of Galway City Council and the fee is €1 per person each way with children travelling for free, the cost includes all-day parking at Ballybrit.

Irish Rail are also supporting the service by providing free parking at Athenry, Oranmore, Craughwell, Ardrahan and Gort stations.

The terminus at Galway Racecourse is perfectly situated for people travelling to the City along the Tuam Road, M17, M18, M6, Dublin Road and Monivea Roads.

Taking the shuttle instead of your car should also make the journey into and out of the city quicker by using the bus lanes.

Commenting on the Park & Ride service, Tommy Callinan, Managing Director of Callinan Coaches, said that they are proud to have been awarded the contract for the council service.

“As a locally based family-owned company we can bring our extensive expertise to facilitate passenger comfort and satisfaction using our modern vehicles and experienced staff.”

“In tandem with the City Council, we will endeavour to assist customers in having a stress free and enjoyable visit to Galway city centre during this busy Christmas period for a very reasonable cost.”