This enhancement 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 885 will be enhanced to extend from Ballymore to Baltinglass and will operate four daily return services Monday to Sunday. The route will offer enhanced connectivity to Stratford-on-Slaney, Dunlavin, Brannockstown, Ballymore Eustace, Blessington and Naas.
The enhanced route will provide peak-time services and evening services for commuters and will continue to offer improved connectivity to Sallins Train Station, Naas Hospital and regional bus and rail services.
Speaking ahead of the launch, TFI Local Link Carlow Kilkenny Wicklow Manager, Jackie Meally said: “This route will provide people with more access to services and onward connections seven days a week.
“As a result of this enhancement people can now travel by bus to a wide range of public and social services such as work, appointments along with onward train and bus connections.
“This service has been long sought after and I want to acknowledge the work of the NTA, Connecting Ireland and the input of local people and community leaders from Baltinglass.”
For route and timetable information visit www.locallinkckw.ie
To learn more about the five year Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan visit: www.nationaltransport.ie/connecting-ireland/