In 2012 Bus Éireann, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority, carried out a review of public transport services along the Blarney – City Centre – Mahon Point Corridor. As a result, Route 215 (Blarney – City Centre – Mahon Point) was introduced in January 2013. Following a significant increase in customer usage, Bus Éireann is doubling the frequency of services between the City Centre and Mahon Point with the introduction of Route 215A which will operate via Boreenmanna Road.
In addition, Route 208 from Mayfield via the City Centre to Bishopstown/Curraheen is being extended to Ashmount.
These service improvements will be introduced from this Sunday (28th February 2016) in tandem with a small number of minor improvements to Route 215.
Route 215A (City Centre – Boreenmanna Road – Mahon Point/Jacobs Island) timetable features include:
Route 215 (Blarney – City Centre – Ballinlough Road – Mahon Point) timetable features include:
Features of the change to Route 208 (Bishopstown – City Centre – Mayfield/Lotabeg) timetable are:
As a result of the routing changes, a number of stops will no longer be served on Route 208, while several new stops will be added. Route 215 and Route 208 changes and the introduction of Route 215A have been approved by the National Transport Authority. The timetables for all routes are available at: www.buseireann.ie
Speaking about the services change, Martin Walsh Bus Éireann Regional Manger Cork said: “These service enhancements have been designed to further grow public transport usage in Cork City and will also improve the reliability of the service provided to our customers.”