TFI Local Link has announced that a new bus service linking Claremorris to Carraroe will begin next Monday, 3 October.
The Route 431 service, which will run four times a day, seven days a week, will cover Carraroe, Costelloe, Screebe, Maam Cross, Maum, Cornamona, Clonbur, Cong, Neale, Ballinrobe, Hollymount, and Claremorris.
The new connection will also provide improved connectivity to regional rail services from Claremorris, and regional bus services at both Maam Cross and Costelloe.
Speaking ahead of the launch, Galway based Minister in the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton TD, said she is delighted to see the launch of the new Route 431 service.
“Critically, the service will also improve connectivity for families and communities to existing regional rail services from Claremorris, and regional bus services at both Maam Cross and Costelloe,” said Minister Naughton.
“These enhanced routes under the Connecting Ireland plans pave the way for improved connectivity to town centres and further support local communities in making the shift to public transport.”
TFI Local Link Galway Manager Joe Greally said the service will be a fantastic new travel option to the people living along the route by creating daily links to Claremorris and Galway City via Costelloe.
“It is the culmination of many months of planning and consultation, and I am sure that the service will be very well-supported,” he said.
This new route is funded by the National Transport Authority as part of the Transport for Ireland Network.