TFI Local Link Kerry is launching a new bus service, which will improve connectivity between Tarbert and Tralee, from Monday 24th of July 2023.

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 (NTA) as part of the Transport for Ireland (TFI) Network.

Route 274 will operate three daily return trips, seven days a week creating a new connection from Tarbert to Tralee via Ballyheigue and Ardfert. The new route will provide improved connectivity to the MTU North and South Campuses and all three Kerry College Campuses, as well as providing a peak-time service for commuters and improved connectivity to regional bus and rail services in Tralee.

Enhanced connectivity to Ballylongford, Causeway, Ballyheigue, Ardfert, Ballybunion, Asdee and Ballyduff

The route will offer enhanced connectivity to villages and areas such as Ballylongford, Causeway, Ballyheigue, Ardfert, Ballybunion, Asdee and Ballyduff.

Speaking ahead of the launch TFI Local Link Kerry General Manager Alan O’Connell said: “We are delighted to launch Route 274 and increase our service in North Kerry.  We are confident this service will be transformative for locals living along the route, as well as visitors enjoying all the hospitality that North Kerry has to offer.

“This new timetable has been designed to facilitate passengers travelling between towns and villages along the Wild Atlantic Way as well as connections into and out of Tralee, which enables greater connectivity and creates access for employment, education, training, recreation, social and health purposes.

We would encourage passengers to make the most of our public transport system as it’s not only an environmentally friendly option but also an inclusive and cheaper way to travel.

TFI Local Link Kerry is continuing to work with the NTA in designing new bus routes under the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan. It is a very positive time to be involved in public transport.

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