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Bus Éireann announces enhanced service for Clare


BUS Éireann have announced “significant enhancement” to Clare services and timetables. Funded by the National Transport Authority through the Government’s July Stimulus, it includes a new Sunday service of two round trips between Scariff/Limerick on Route 345 as well as enhancements linking Kilkee directly to Doonbeg and Lahinch by public transport for the first time on Route 336.
Route 345 will see an enhanced weekday timetable with three daily round trips, Saturday timetable with three daily round trips up from one and a Sunday service with two round trips from Scariff/Limerick
On Route 333 there will be enhanced weekday timetable with four daily round trips, Saturday timetable with four daily round trips a new Sunday timetable with three daily round trips and improved evening frequency. While all services will provide connections at Ennis Bus/Rail Station and wider public transport network
Route 336 benefits include an enhanced weekday timetable with six daily round trips, Saturday timetable with six daily round trips, Sunday timetable with four round trips. And for the first time, Kilkee will be linked directly to Doonbeg and Lahinch.
Stephen Kent, CEO, Bus Éireann, said, “We are delighted to announce the introduction of these enhanced timetables and services in Clare today. Thanks to the National Transport Authority (NTA) and Government we can expand these important services adding an additional 3 million kilometres a year for our customers nationwide while creating 120 jobs.  To be recruiting drivers nine months into a pandemic is very positive and we are delighted to see that more women are starting to see it as a career for them as well. We will continue to work together with the NTA to increase connectivity across the country for local communities, keeping Ireland connected”.
Driver training and route familiarisation has commenced on these routes and will continue throughout the holiday season, with full operation of the routes commencing on January 3, 2021.  All timetables have been approved by the National Transport Authority (NTA) and are available on www.buseireann.ie

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