Route 5, Dublin-Tullow-Waterford-Rosslare

Bus Éireann wishes to advise its customers that Expressway Route 5 (Dublin-Tullow-Waterford-Rosslare) will no longer operate as and from Sunday, 26 April 2015.

The company would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to our customers. Route 2 and Route 4 continue to provide connectivity to Dublin from the southeast region.

Due to the low number of passengers using Route 5 it became unsustainable and incurred significant losses. Our Expressway services are wholly commercial routes that receive no State funding, and must be financially viable.

However, we want to reassure customers who live alongside the route – or are regular users – that the National Transport Authority, in conjunction with Bus Éireann and Wexford Local Link, has put in place a revised schedule of services to ensure ongoing connectivity is maintained. This includes an increased frequency and the extension of Route 132 (Dublin-Baltinglass-Tullow) to Bunclody. Wexford Local Link will provide a network of services connecting Route 132 with Bus Éireann Routes 2 and 4 and other public transport services, providing onward travel to Dublin City and Airport, Waterford, New Ross, Wexford and Enniscorthy. This revised network of services which will come into operation on Sunday, 26 April 2015 will deliver the following:

  • Improved weekday frequency of direct services to/from Dublin
  • Improved frequency of weekend services
  • Extension of Route 132 to Bunclody
  • Inclusion of Ballon and Kildavin Village on all services provided by Bus Éireann on Route 132 and by Wexford Local Link
  • A range of connecting services provided by Wexford Local Link for onward travel to Dublin City, Dublin Airport, Waterford, New Ross, Wexford and Enniscorthy

The National Transport Authority will be making detailed schedule information and timetables for these replacement services available on its website in the coming days.

Thursday, 16th April, 2015