Bus Éireann boosts Eastern economy by €65m and enhances services in 2014

Bus Éireann boosts Eastern economy by €65m and enhances services in 2014

 Bus Éireann, which employs 660 people in the Eastern region and contributes approximately €65m per annum to the local economy, introduced a number of new and additional services during 2014.

 A revised X12 route was introduced between Dublin/Limerick last September and passengers travelling to the capital, or Dublin Airport from Limerick, can now avail of shorter journey times. As part of our new X12 route, journey times to Dublin were cut by 25 minutes on 18 daily services to the city centre, and Dublin Airport. A new daily non-stop service from Limerick to Dublin was also introduced, with a transit time of just two hours 20 minutes. Bus Éireann were the first company to offer this daily non-stop direct service between the two cities.


Leap Card available on all GDA routes

In August 2014, Child and Student Leap Card Travel were accepted on all Bus Éireann routes in the Greater Dublin Area. We have continued to expand the level of service offerings we provide at Dublin Airport with more than 420 daily services from 18 direct routes. These include late night and early morning services to and from destinations such as Galway, Belfast, Donegal, Waterford and Derry.


GoBe Dublin to Cork direct service

Our GoBé service operates a fully direct service 96 times a week between Cork city (Parnell Place), Dublin (Busáras) and Dublin Airport, with no stops. The service takes just 3 hours and 20 minutes from Cork city to Dublin Airport and 3 hours from Cork city to Dublin city.


Official carriers of the Dubs and Irish national football and rugby teams

Bus Éireann maintained its position as official carriers of the Dublin Senior Football team, Ireland Rugby Team and Ireland Football Team during 2014.

We also introduced a revised Route 20/X20 Dublin/Galway Expressway timetable last summer, which allows us to provide:

  • Fastest non-stop service from Athlone direct to Dublin Airport and Dublin city
  • Services to/from Athlone Institute of  Technology
  • New choice of direct services from Moate, Horseleap, Kilbeggan, Tyrellspass, Rochfortbridge, Mitownpass, Kinnegad and Clonard to Dublin Airport

Special services & network improvements in 2015

Bus Eireann continues to be a key stakeholder in the Luas Cross City Project works, so as to minimise the disruption to services and passengers during ongoing construction works in Dublin City Centre. Bus Éireann also operated special services to festivals such as Body & Soul and Electric Picnic. We transported over 6,000 passengers to these music events, and over 10,000 passengers to The National Ploughing Championship.

We look forward to further service improvements in 2015, and hope to discuss further bus priority measures with local authorities in the Eastern region.




Friday, 2nd January, 2015