August 13, 2022

Wheels come off new Kilkenny city bus service as delays confirmed

It appears the wheels have come off Kilkenny County Council’s plans to have their city bus service up and running by the end of this month. And there is no fixed date for the service to start.

The delay is down to the provision of the buses required to run the service.

The National Transport Agency is responsible for providing the buses, but these have not been delivered to the company managing the service, Galway’s City Direct, as yet.

Kilkenny council continues to work on installing bus stops ann road signage required for the new city bus service.

The new service, when up and running, will see 41 locations in Kilkenny serviced by the buses. It’s expected buses will run every half-hour.

Bus fares and a timetable will be unveiled within the next few weeks as part of a media campaign to coincide with the launch.

The city bus service will provide two cross-city routes to run in an East to West (Green Route) and North to South (Red Route) direction, connecting St Luke’s Hospital and the Freshford Road to the Dublin Road on one route, and the Castlecomer Road to the Bohernatounish Road (business park) on the other.


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