WELCOMING the return to full capacity on all public transport, Bus Éireann has moved to remind passengers that certain health measures remain in force.
These include mandatory face masks throughout the journey (with exemptions on health grounds). Hand sanitising units will be on board all buses and the company has committed to deep cleaning overnight and additional cleaning during the day.
Cashless payment options including Leap cards, ticket machines in stations and online at buseireann.ie will be available for customers.
Guaranteed seat reservation is possible for interurban travel on expressway.ie and windows will be kept open where available, though coaches have air conditioning.
Allen Parker, Chief Customer Officer, Bus Éireann said, “We are grateful to our Clare based employees and customers for all their support over the past 18 months. We have been proud to operate continuously throughout the pandemic, keeping Ireland connected.
“The very high rate of vaccination in Ireland and the proven effectiveness of face masks in reducing Covid-19 transmission are the most important factors in allowing a return to full capacity now,” he added.
“We have at times been unable to carry everyone who needed and wanted to travel because of limits on capacity. With the welcome return of students to third level education and the steady building of travel to Dublin airport, we are ready to facilitate the reopening of society and careful return to normal life.
“It is also important to note that outside of peak times, our buses and coaches are often not fully occupied and people may consider this when planning their travel according to their own personal circumstances. Public transport in Ireland has a good track record, almost 90% of people who travelled with us said they felt safe on our buses,” he concluded.