BusConnects Galway Draft New Bus Network

Closed24 Apr, 2023, 2:29pm - 2 Jun, 2023, 11:59pm

BusConnects Galway Draft New Bus Network

Bus services in Galway to increase by 50% under proposed new bus network

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has published its draft new bus network for Galway. The redesign of the bus network is one of the nine key elements of BusConnects Galway that aims to fundamentally transform the city’s bus system, making public transport more useful to more people. Public consultation on the draft new bus network underway until Friday, 3rd June 2023

Under the proposals within the Galway bus network redesign report, the level of bus services in Galway city, Bearna and Oranmore will increase by nearly 50%.

The added service levels will make possible the extension of bus services to new areas, more routes with frequent services, an enhanced weekend timetable and a new 24-hour route. 

The new 24-hour bus service, to be known as Route 9, would operate from Knocknacarra through the city centre to Doughiska and Parkmore. Three proposed routes would operate every 15 minutes or better. In addition, some routes would run longer in the morning and at night.

The proposals will also result in more residents of the city and its suburbs having access to the public transport network with Upper Ballymoneen Road, the Coast Road between Galway City and Oranmore and Oranhill among the areas to benefit. More people would be located within 400 metres walk of a bus stop, 67% up from 62% currently. 

Consultation on the draft new network will run for 6 weeks. Public information events will take place from Tuesday, 16th – Thursday, 18th May (inclusive) while an online consultation process will allow members of the public to provide their feedback on the proposals. The redesign will be finalised in the coming months and the new network will be rolled out from 2025.

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All the information on the consultation can be found on the BusConnects website at the following link: www.busconnects.ie.