Plans unveiled for major revamp of Galway bus network

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Plans have been unveiled for a major upgrade of the bus network for Galway City and its hinterlands.

The National Transport Authority has unveiled the plans at a special event at the Dean Hotel today.

This part of the Bus Connects Galway project would see the level of bus services in Galway city, Bearna and Oranmore increase by nearly 50%.

The network upgrade plans aim to see the extension of bus services to new areas, more routes with frequent services, an enhanced weekend timetable and a new 24-hour route.

A public consultation period for the plans will now run for six weeks, up to Friday June 3.

Public information events will take place from May 16 – 18, and two online webinars will be held on May 23 & 25.

Following this public consultation period, the bus network plans will be finalised in the coming months, and the NTA expects to roll them out in 2025.

Information on the plans can be found at, where the public can also provide feedback on the proposals.