TFI Local link extends to Kildare

Deputy Steven Matthews is delighted to share yet more good news for Wicklow commuters with the extension of the Glendalough to Wicklow service from TFI Local Link Carlow, Kildare and Wicklow which will be extended in both directions now serving Sallins to Arklow, making getting around Wicklow by bus even easier.

Operating four times per day, seven days a week, the enhanced route will serve Arklow, Avoca Bridge, Wicklow Town, Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains to Blessington and onwards to Naas and Sallins – facilitating onward travel to Dublin with improved connectivity to regional bus and rail services.

Deputy Matthews said, “It’s great to see yet another improvement to Wicklow’s public transport. Service additions like this help us get behind the message that taking public transport instead of opting for the car helps improve our air quality, reduces traffic congestion and is better for the planet. Constituents tell me they want to use bus and rail but need regular reliable services to do so. The introduction of this extended service will help commuters to get around Wicklow without using their car. This announcement comes on the back of additional rail and bus service announcements in recent months. Meanwhile I continue to work on increasing frequency, introducing new routes where there is a need, and longer term, extending the DART to Wicklow Town.”

The existing service Glendalough to Wicklow to date has served almost 50,000 passengers since its launch in April 2019. The service was hit like so many others in March 2020 which impacted capacity on public transport for close to two years. The current service will now bring an enhanced service to the people of Wicklow.

The service will operate two buses starting at each end and is being operated on behalf of TFI Local Link Carlow, Kildare and Wicklow by JJ Kavanagh & Sons.

To see timetables visit www.locallinkckw.ie or contact Deputy Matthews for a copy of the timetable.

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