TFI Local Link Donegal Sligo Leitrim is delighted to announce that new route 981 Coolaney to Sligo Town will launch on the 7th November 2022. The new service will operate seven days a week with four return services per day and additional late evening services on Friday and Saturday.
Route 981 will provide greater regularity and flexibility than ever before with areas covered along the route including Rockfield, Collooney, Ballisodare, Ransboro and Maugheraboy with stops in Sligo Town including Markievicz Rd, Sligo University Hospital and ATU Sligo before continuing to St Angela’s College.
The service will run 7 days per week with 4 daily return services to Sligo Town with departures from Coolaney at 7:45, 10:00, 14:10 & 17:10 and return services from Sligo Town at 9:00, 13:05, 16:05 & 18:15. Additional services will be provided on Friday and Saturday evenings with departures at 19:20 & 21:20, returning from Sligo Town at 20:15 & 23:15
This new route 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, with the aim of increasing connectivity, particularly for people living outside our major cities and towns. This new route is funded by the National Transport Authority as part of the TFI Network.
Speaking ahead of the launch, TFI Local Link Donegal Sligo Leitrim Manager, Fiona O’Shea said: “These new services ensure a significant improvement in the quality of life for people living in these areas. People can now access a wide range of public and social services, training courses, colleges, Hospital appointments, banks, etc.
Having listened to Local Representatives, local community groups, networks and individuals highlighting the real need for a commuter type service in the Coolaney area over the last few months, TFI Local Link Donegal Sligo Leitrim are delighted to commence this service on the 7th November.
Supporting, restructuring and improving rural transport is very important to TFI Local Link Donegal Sligo Leitrim and in particular we acknowledge the very essential component of transport in combating rural isolation”
Passengers who are in receipt of the Free Travel Pass may avail of these services and for all other passengers there is an affordable fare and the opportunity to use the TFI Go App for even more savings.