Local Link Kerry were delighted to welcome Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD to Kerry to officially launch the Pilot Evening Time Bus Services on Friday 22nd June in the Lartigue Monorail and Museum in Listowel.

Local Link Kerry manage and coordinate the delivery of scheduled Public and Community Bus Services on behalf of the National Transport Authority and the introduction of 7 new evening time services in the County under the pilot initiative is a very welcome addition to the current range of services delivered under the Local Link Brand.

Carmel Walsh, General Manager outlined that “the 7 additional bus services are designed to provide access to a range of social activities in local Towns and Villages for local residents and tourists and that the bus services are classed as Demand Responsive Transport that can deviate to pick passengers up at their own doors”.

The new Pilot Evening Time Bus Services will commence in the following areas; over the next couple of weeks;

Service Name Day Of Operation
Glencar Area Sunday Evening
Ballinskelligs Area – Waterville Saturday Evening
Asdee Area & Ballylongford Area Friday Evening
Currow Area – Currow – Castleisland & Cordal Area – Cordal –  Castleisland Friday Evening
Kerryhead – Ballyheigue Friday Evening
Bonane – Kenmare Friday Evening
Listowel Area Friday Evening

Carmel Walsh added that “once these 7 services are up and running and fully operational the focus for Local Link Kerry will turn to ensuring the pilot period is extended and also extended for 2019”.

It would be Local Link Kerry’s view that all opportunities are explored to ensure that the infrastructure is established to support a comprehensive public transport network in rural areas ensuring that passengers have access to day, evening and night time bus services under the Transport for Ireland (TFI) brand.