Irish Citylink has bought Galway-based GoBus for around €12 million, making Citylink one of the largest private land transport companies in Ireland.
The acquisition marks a significant step forward for Irish Citylink in expanding its network across the country.
The company, a wholly owned subsidiary of ComfortDelGro group headquartered in Singapore, plans to become the largest operator of intercity coach services in Ireland.
David Conway, Regional Director of Irish Citylink, said that the addition of the GoBus network will allow them to provide significantly more options to both Citylink and GoBus customers.
“This enhanced network of services will encourage more people to travel via public transport and support our greater green agenda of moving towards a sustainable public transport network,” he said.
When asked about the acquisition, Frances Cahill, General Manager of Irish Citylink, said, “This is just the beginning – the acquisition of GoBus brings so many new opportunities to the business in terms of employment, funding for local sponsorships, and the services we can provide for our passengers.
“We are absolutely delighted to bring two reputable transport providers together to provide an expanded network of routes and an even better customer experience for our current and future passengers!”