The significantly enhanced Route 329 is part of the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan, which is a major national public transport initiative developed and funded by the National Transport Authority (NTA) as part of the Transport for Ireland (TFI) Network.
Route 329 will provide eight daily return services between Kilfinane and Limerick and will feature an enhanced timetable with earlier and later departures. The first services will now depart Limerick at 6.00am and Kilfinane at 6.15am, while later departures will be from Limerick at 20.00pm and Kilfinane at 19.15pm. The improved service will also offer five daily services on a Sunday and Public Holiday for the first time.
Bus Éireann Route 329 will serve Kilfinane, Kilmallock, Bruff, Grange, Ballyneety, Drombana, Killmallock Road, Roxboro Road, Limerick City and Limerick bus/train station.
“Bus Éireann is delighted to introduce these improved services between Kilfinane and Limerick, significantly improving Route 329, particularly for those passengers travelling at the weekend or connecting with regional or rail services,” said Brian Connolly, Bus Éireann, Senior Operations Manager, West. “
Thanks to the National Transport Authority, through the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan we have added over 2 million kilometres to our network and have created over 65 new jobs. Demand for our services in the West is higher now than pre-pandemic, passenger numbers nationally are 20-30% higher than they were in 2019. This enhanced service will enable us to connect our growing number of customers with who and what matters to them.”
“Ballyhoura Development are delighted with the announcement of enhancement of services to the Bus Éireann Kilfinane to Limerick route,” said Maura Quane, Corporate Manager Ballyhoura Development. “These additional services will further support residents with employment and educational opportunities and will add to the vibrancy of Kilfinane, which has so much to offer visitors and residents alike.”
Updated service details and timetables are available at buseireann.ie.