Bus Ã‰ireann introduce new improved network of routes for Sligo, effective Sunday, 5 October 2014
As part of an ongoing review of public transport services in Sligo town and county undertaken by the National Transport Authority, Bus Éireann will introduce a revised network of routes from Sunday, 5 October 2014 as follows:
This revised bus network has been designed to combine the operations of the following routes:
- Route 472: Strandhill – Sligo (now S2)
- Route 473: Rosses Point – Sligo (now S2)
- Route 478A: Sligo Western Service (now S2)
- Route 478: Sligo Central Service (now S1)
Enhancements to the bus network include:
- Route S1: Improved 30 min weekday service and new Sunday Services
- Route S2: Improved weekday and weekend service
- Improved Saturday & Sunday Timetable on both routes
- Improved interchange opportunities at Sligo Bus/Rail Station on route S2
- Standard routing for all services on both routes
- Revised Route Numbers on both routes
- Revised Fares on both routes
The revised Route S1 & S2 provides an enhanced service for the local community and tourists in Sligo, Strandhill and Rosses Point with more frequent departures and new Sunday services. It also provides a vital public transport service, which allows tourists to travel around Sligo town and county, to explore the breath-taking landscape.
Rory Leahy, Regional Manager, North-West, Bus Éireann said: “We have increased the frequency of service on both routes and we invite Sligo local people and visitors to the area to come out and support our revised new network of services. The new S2 route will allow people on the Strandhill Road side of town to access the General Hospital and IT directly. Before these changes, they would have had to switch buses in town. Similarly if you live out on the north side, you will be able to get across town to Finisklin or Sea Road every hour without a change of bus. The fares are also good value for money as well. The S1 town route has been shortened to allow for the increase in frequency to 30 minutes from the existing 50 minutes.”
Customers should note that access to the wider public transport network will be available at Sligo Bus/Rail Station.
These changes to combined Route S1 & S2 will come into effect on Sunday, 5 October 2014 and have been approved by the National Transport Authority.
The Routes 472, 473, 478, 478A will no longer operate from this date and are replaced by the combined Routes S1 & S2.
For more information, please check out our website at www.buseireann.ie or call to our travel centre at Sligo Bus Station Ph. 071 9160066.
Friday, 3rd October, 2014