Bus Ã‰ireann introduces enhancements to Cork City Routes 205 and 208
Route 205 will have extra weekday, Saturday and Sunday services
Route 208 will have a new 10 minute weekday frequency
As part of an ongoing review undertaken by the National Transport Authority (NTA) on public transport services in Cork, Bus Éireann is pleased to announce enhancements to Routes 205 and 208 that will see the introduction of additional services on both routes from Sunday, 17 June 2012.
The new timetable for Route 205 will provide customers with benefits such as:
- Extra weekday, Saturday and Sunday services
- Improved connectivity with rail services at Kent Station on weekdays
- New 24:00hrs departure from Kent Station.
From 06:30 to 19:15 there will be services every 15 minutes Monday to Friday and after 19:15 services will be every 30 minutes in the evenings with an additional late departure at 24:00. On Saturdays and Sundays there are services every 30 minutes with an additional late departure at 24:00.
This newly improved Route 205 will provide 61 services daily between Kent Station and the Cork Institute of Technology, and the new times will give customers a wider choice of services to avail from.
The new timetable for Route 208 will provide customers with benefits such as:
- A new 10 minute weekday frequency
- Extra weekday, Saturday and Sunday departures
From 7:10 to 18:20 there will be a bus every 10 minutes Monday to Friday and after 18:20 there will be a service every 20 minutes. On Saturdays services are generally every 20 minutes with the frequency increasing to every 10 minutes between 11:50 and 18:00. The service on a Sunday is every 20 minutes with earlier departures at 09:20 and 09:40.
This newly improved service will provide 83 daily services between Lotabeg/Mayfield via St. Patricks Street to Bishopstown.
In tandem with these improvements, Bus Éireann has introduced 15 new vehicles to its Cork city fleet following funding from the National Transport Authority (NTA). All 15 vehicles feature free Wi-Fi, in addition to other passenger comfort improvements.
Cork city bus customers are also benefitting from the introduction of the real-time passenger information (RTPI) by the NTA in early February. The electronic signs, which were launched by Minister for Public and Commuter Transport Alan Kelly T.D., provide bus users with up-to-the-minute information on when the next bus is due at that stop.
For customers travelling on our city and commuter services Bus Éireann has a range of great value ticket options available. The Adult City fare is €1.70 and a Child City Fare (under 16) is €1.05. Weekly and monthly commuter tickets start from just €18:50, as well as the Cork City Day saver which provides unlimited travel on all city routes on day of purchase for just €4.60.
Weekly and Monthly Commuter Tickets can be bought for City travel, for Adults, Students and Children (under 16), at the Travel Centre, Bus Station, Parnell Place, Centra Douglas East Village, An Stád Shop UCC or the Student Centre CIT.
Commuters in Cork should also be aware that they can save up to 52 per cent on the cost of point to point annual/yearly and monthly Bus Éireann tickets and also Cork City bus tickets with the Taxsaver Commuter Ticket. Details are available from Bus Éireann.
“The newly improved timetables for the Route 205 and Route 208 service will provide more services, additional late departure times and improved connectivity with rail services at Kent Station for our customers. The aim of the new timetables is to deliver an increased level, range and quality of public transport that will allow Bus Éireann to better serve the ever changing needs of current and potential public transport users,” said Joe Fitzgerald, Regional Manager South, Bus Éireann.
For more information please visit: Bus Éireann Timetable Updates or contact Bus Éireann, Travel Centre, Parnell Place on (021) 4508188.
Thursday, 14th June, 2012