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Local Link Wexford officially launched the new 389 bus service between Gorey and Riverchapel

Wed 20 Nov 2019

Local Link Wexford officially launched the new 389 bus service today (20 Nov 2019) in the Hatch Lab, Gorey, Co. Wexford.  This service which has been running since mid-October is managed by Local Link Wexford and operated by Wexford Bus.  This Local Link service provides a valuable public transport service between Gorey and Riverchapel, Co Wexford.

The service is funded by the National Transport Authority and operates a 7 day a week bus service with 6 return services from Riverchapel, serving Poulshone, Ardamine, Riverchapel, Courtown and Gorey with onward connections at Gorey train station and Main St to Dublin and Wexford. This rural transport funded service is a mainstream public transport service available to everyone.

The 389 provides greater connectivity than ever before for these communities in rural Wexford, who can now avail of quality public transport at local level. It also provides a stronger link to national bus and rail networks in Gorey.

This project represents a significant investment in rural transport specifically and public transport generally by the state.

 

NTA CEO Anne Graham said: “Providing a decent public transport option for people in rural areas is a critical element of what the NTA is about.

“Local Link is already a great success story and has become a permanent part of Ireland’s public transport system.

“With services like the 389 we have an opportunity to provide for rural Ireland, a public transport service that is better integrated with other national services and that is more useful to more people.

“The Government’s ‘Ireland 2040’ plan makes a commitment to the future funding of Local Link, which means that the programme will not only survive, but will thrive and develop at the heart of rural communities in the years to come.”

Commenting at the launch, MaryB O’Leary,  Manager of Local Link Wexford  said that  “the need for this service was brought to our attention following requests from the Courtown community who worked with us on developing the route.  This service now facilitates people living in the Riverchapel and Courtown areas to access work, training and education in Wexford or Dublin as this service connects with Irish Rail, Bus Éireann and Wexford bus in Gorey”. 

“The service also provides accessible transport for anyone living in Gorey to get to Courtown to enjoy the area.”

 

Route 389 Riverchapel to Gorey timetable