Bus Ã‰ireann Enhances Waterford City Routes
As part of an ongoing review undertaken by the National Transport Authority on public transport services in Waterford, Bus Éireann is pleased to announce alterations to its city routes, which will come into effect on Sunday, 24 March 2013.
Bus Éireann will introduce a revised list of route numbers for its city services in Waterford in line with the National Transport Authority’s plan to assign a unique route number to all public bus passenger services. This facilitates the rollout of Real Time Passenger Information in Waterford, which will come into effect during the first half of 2013 and the National Journey Planner at www.transportforireland.ie. The electronic signs and the associated website and app will provide bus users with up-to-the-minute information on when the next bus is due at the stop.
The number changes are as follows:
- Route 1C → Route 601
- Route 2C → Route 602
- Route 3C → Route 603
- Route 4C → Route 604
- Route 5C → Route 605
The improvements to the Waterford city network include:
- A user friendly network
- Improved timetables
- Consistent clock face frequencies
- New Route numbers
- Late evening services on Route 601, 602, 603 and 605
For customers travelling on our city and commuter services, Bus Éireann has a range of great value ticket options available. Weekly and commuter tickets start from just €16.50, as well as the Waterford City Day Saver, which provides unlimited travel on all city routes on day of purchase for just €3.90.
Weekly and Monthly Tickets can be bought for travelling, for adults, students and children (under 16), at the Travel Centre/Ticket Vending Machines, Bus Station, The Quays and The Spar Shop, WIT.
Customers should also be aware that they can save up to 52% on the cost of point to point annual/yearly/monthly Bus Éireann tickets and also Waterford city bus tickets on the Taxsaver scheme.
“These enhancements are being introduced in response to customer feedback for additional departures and more frequent services. The aim of the new timetables is to deliver an increased level, range and quality of public transport in Waterford city,” said David Lane, Services Manager, South East, Bus Éireann.
These changes have been approved by the National Transport Authority.
Wednesday, 20th March, 2013