The National Transport Authority (NTA) has today opened a public consultation on plans to significantly enhance bus route 187, operated by Bus Éireann, from Kells in Co. Meath to Virginia in Co. Cavan.

Improved level of service and operation hours

The NTA is proposing to improve the level of service and hours of operation on the route along the corridor between Kells and Virginia.

The plans include the addition of later evening weekday services, an introduction of Sunday services, and connecting Crossakiel to the Transport for Ireland (TFI) network.

The newly enhanced 187 Route will operate six times per day between Kells to Virginia, and five times a day between Virginia and Kells. All services will serve Crossakiel, Oldcastle and Ballyjamesduff. Some journeys will operate via Mount Nugent, and others will operate via Castlerahan.

Route 187 will no longer serve the N3 corridor, which is served by route 109X.

Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan 

The proposed enhancement of Route 187 is part of the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan, which is a major initiative developed and funded by the NTA as part of the Transport for Ireland (TFI) Network.

It is proposed to amend the route in mid-2024.  The public consultation will run for three weeks and closes at 4pm on Monday 15th April 2024.

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