We are aware that a number of intending passengers were unable to use the 08.20 service from Cappoquin this morning Monday 16th September. While we are delighted to see the number of people now using the service we are anxious not to disrupt anyone’s travel plans.
We will have an additional 08.20 service on call from tomorrow morning and will monitor developments over the next few weeks.
Designated Local Area Hackney Service Pilot Programme 2019
One Year Pilot for Grant Funded Rural Transport, in a pilot programme to improve public transport availability in our rural communities, the NTA is offering financial assistance to operate a localised licensed hackney service in 15 designated areas nationwide. This pilot specifically relates to those areas where a full time taxi or hackney service does not appear to be viable. The outcome of this pilot programme will help advise NTA’s local transport plans over the next five years. Grant funding of €6,000 over the one year pilot for one hackney service is available in of the following area: Waterford: Knockanore All applications must be received by 30th September 2019
This service may not replace or displace current drivers. This grant is suitable for individuals who are looking to supplement their income and provide a service to their community. To apply to provide your community with this part-time local service, please read the guide, terms and conditions in the Links on the DLAH website and submit an application form. In order to be successful, you must meet specific person and vehicle criteria, follow the terms and conditions of the grant and comply with the Taxi Regulation Acts 2013 and 2016
To be a part of this programme, applicants must:
be resident in, or in very close proximity to, the area designated by map; in this case Knockanore
provide this local service for a minimum number of hours weekly preferably including Friday and Saturday nights;
provide this local service regularly for community events and activities at other times; • provide a suitable, insured local area hackney vehicle, less than 10 years old, with an NCT certificate;
be tax cleared; and
be of reputable character and fit to provide the service.
If successful in applying to be part of the programme, an applicant must be granted a local area hackney driver licence (by An Garda Síochána) and a local area hackney vehicle licence (by NTA) before any local services can be provided. There are standalone procedures and rules for obtaining each of these licences and separate guidance documents for each.
The main steps in applying for this pilot programme are:
1. Read the information in the documents listed on the DLAH website and research your SPSV motor insurance options.
2. When you are confident that you will be able to complete both the vehicle and driver licensing processes, submit the completed Designated Local Area Hackney Pilot Programme Application Form to NTA.
If successful, you must complete the driver and vehicle licensing processes within 60 days of notification of your programme membership by NTA. This includes:
1. a. Ensuring your vehicle passes the NTA Vehicle Initial Suitability Test to be granted a with local area hackney vehicle licence; and
b. Completing a Garda vetting and assessment to be granted a local area hackney driver licence.
Once you have been granted both of these licences, you can start providing the local area hackney service for your community, keeping the appropriate records to allow your grant to be processed monthly.
367 Tramore to Dungarvan
Local Link has received approval for the expansion of the 367 Tramore to Dungarvan service. Operating along the Copper Coast the service when tendered will increase to four daily return services Monday to Saturday from the current three-day service.
Bus services between Ballinroad and Dungarvan
Allied with increased services between Dungarvan and Waterford City the new timetable will offer eight daily services between Ballinroad and Dungarvan. “ Based on our experience of operating hopper services for the West Waterford Festival of Food we believe that there is a significant demand for a public bus link between Ballinroad and Dungarvan and will be using the expansion of the 367 service to see what will best fit the needs of the local community” James O’Donoghue, Manager.
Local Link continues to grow services across County Waterford
Local Link Waterford is committed to the ongoing development of new and expanded services. “The development of new local bus services in rural areas across the County continues to be a priority for Local Link. The expansion of public transport services will open up opportunities not only for local residents to make connections for employment, health, education and recreational opportunities, but also allow visitors to access the many areas of historic interest and natural beauty across the County.” Cllr James Tobin, Chairperson of Local Link Waterford.
Summer Services to continue to the end of September
363 Tallow to Dungarvan
Links’ current 6.00pm service from Tallow and return 7.00pm service from
Dungarvan will now operate across all 6 days from Monday to Saturday. Local
Link is also adding two daily return services from Tallow at 10.00am and 3.oopm
and an additional 3.00pm service on Sundays.
361 Ardmore to Dungarvan
operating four return services Monday to Saturday, an additional three return
services will be added to the current timetable. The service will also operate
three return services on Sundays and the current Thursday to Saturday evening
services will also operate on Sundays.
17 Clashmore to Dungarvan
Demand responsive door to door bus services in more rural areas remain a cornerstone of what Local Link do, and in line with increasing demand we have recently increased our Saturday services between Clashmore and Dungarvan from one to three return services.
Local Link Waterford bring Additional Services to Clashmore – Aglish area on Saturdays
We are delighted to announce that from June onwards there will be two additional return services on Route 17. Clashmore – Aglish – Villierstown to Dungarvan on Saturdays. See new timetable for details.
The National Transport Authority continue to support the ongoing development of local bus services under the Local Link Rural Transport Programme and we are confident that the additional services will be well supported by the local community.
Local Link, with over fifteen years experience in developing and managing local bus services are currently looking at expanding the service between Tramore and Dungarvan to bring it more in line with the 363 Tallow to Dungarvan service and have applied to the National Transport Authority for a service between Dungarvan and Clonmel. Local Link will also pilot evening schedules on a number of services over the summer months. As we continue to develop a network of services for County Waterford we look forward to welcoming you on our services.
Fares vary depending on the destination and are set at a maximum of €3.00 per single trip for Adults. Reduced fares apply for students and children over 5 years of age. Free travel passes are accepted on all Local Link services.
For information on any of our services please check our timetables at www.locallinkwaterford.ie or to let us know of unmet needs in your area our contact details are; James on 0761 102845, Teresa on 0761 102197, Caroline on 0761 102076, or email us at: email@example.com
Due to unforeseen circumstances. There will be NO SERVICE On Wednesday 15th May, 364,Tallow to Fermoy. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Service Interruptions due to weather alert
Friday 26th April
Please note the following cancellation of services;
363 Tallow/Dungarvan; Last return service to Tallow will leave Dungarvan at 7.00pm
361 Ardmore/Dungarvan; No night services on this route, last return service to Ardmore will leave Dungarvan at 6.00pm
Advance Notice of Possible Service Interruption due to Severe Weather Warning
Friday 26th April
We are currently monitoring the Severe Weather Warning for Wind for Waterford from 9.oopm this evening issued by Met Eireann. Night services on 363 Tallow/Dungarvan and 361 Ardmore/Dungarvan may be interrupted.
Further update will follow. For information contact us on 00761 102076.
Alert message from Met Eireann: In addition to the yellow wind alert for these counties: Southwest winds
veering northwest will reach mean speed of 65 to 80km/h and gusts of 110 to
120km/h for a time tonight.
Severe Wind warning
Fri. 26/04 @ 9PM
Sat. 27/04 @ 1AM
Tipperary and Waterford
Please note that our 363 Tallow to Dungarvan service on Easter Monday will operate as per our Sunday Timetable.
Wishing all our passengers and friends a very Happy Easter