TFI Local Link Longford Westmeath Roscommon is launching a new bus route, which will improve connectivity between Longford and Roscommon, from Monday 31st 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 426 will operate seven return trips Monday to Thursday, eight return trips on Friday and Saturday and four return trips on Sunday. The route will connect villages and areas such as Killashee, Clonfore Cross, Lansborough, Cloonladdra, Moneen, Beechwood and Emoe Cross.

The new route will offer a peak-time service for commuters as well as late evening services. The route will also provide improved connectivity to regional bus services and the wider TFI Network with connections at Longford Irish Rail station and Roscommon to facilitate onward travel to Dublin, Sligo and Galway.  Route 426 is the first of two new rural regular routes which the NTA and TFI Local Link Longford Westmeath Roscommon plan to launch over the coming months.

Speaking ahead of the launch, TFI Local Link Longford Westmeath Roscommon General Manager, Damien O’Neill said:  “We are delighted to launch this important link between the towns of Longford and Roscommon. This route is a priority for our area and it will play an important part in developing reliable connections for our passengers. We all know the importance of using sustainable modes of public transport from an environmental point of view.  It is also vital that passengers have a frequent bus service which they can rely on to travel to work, college, training, sightseeing, or meeting family and friends.

“In partnership with the NTA we are working to deliver affordable, accessible appropriate public transport for our area. The NTA is committed to the growth and development of local bus services, which in this case, is a brand-new high frequency service linking two key rural towns that will provide opportunities for people to get where they need to go.”

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