The National Transport Authority (NTA) has released its report on the Rural Transport funded evening and night-time services for the year ending 2019, revealing that 55 performing evening services are now mainstreamed for funding within the Rural Transport Programme.
For Kerry it means that the following 4 Services are mainstreamed.
- E2 Ballinskelligs Area – Waterville
- E3 Asdee Area & Ballylongford Area
- E5 Cordal Area – Cordal – Castleisland – Cordal – Cordal Area E5 Currow Area – Currow – Castleisland – Currow – Currow Area
- E7 Bonane – Kenmare Full timetables on http://www.locallinkkerry.ie/evening-time-bus-services/
However as with all services, the Authority reserves the right to cease funding for any of the below services, where the evidence suggests a pattern of poor/under performance by these services.
Margaret Malone, Rural Transport Manager, said: “We are very encouraged by the findings in this report and what they indicate about the transport habits of those living in rural areas.
“During summer in particular, it is clear that demand exists for services well into the evening, and the Rural Transport Programme is well positioned to provide local residents with late-night transport.
“With the continuation of 55 evening services in 2020, we hope the trend of evening travel will continue to serve residents well.”
Full report available on https://www.locallink.ie/en/about/documents-and-reports/