From the 12th of June 2023, TFI Local Link Waterford is launching a new bus route which will improve connectivity between Dungarvan and Clonmel.
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 Network.
Route 356 will operate 5 daily return services 7 days a week creating a connection from Dungarvan to South Tipperary Hospital. The route from Dungarvan to Clonmel will offer enhanced connectivity to villages and areas such as Ballinroad, Touraneena and Ballymacarbry.
It will also provide an increase frequency bus service between Dungarvan town and Ballinroad, improved connectivity to rail services in Clonmel and a peak-time service for commuters.
Speaking ahead of the launch TFI Local Link Waterford Manager James O’Donoghue said “We are delighted that the National Transport Authority continue to support the ongoing development of local bus services under the Connecting Ireland Plan and are confident that the Dungarvan to Clonmel service will be well supported by the local communities on route. The expansion of public transport services across County Waterford 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.
We have developed the current timetable with a view to allowing people travelling from Dungarvan and on route to get to Clonmel before 9.00am with five return services Monday to Sunday, the first service to Clonmel will leave Ballinroad at 07.30am and the last return service in the evening will leave Clonmel at 21.00pm, creating a vital link between Dungarvan and Clonmel. The service will also provide a service between Ballinroad and Dungarvan. We believe that there is a significant demand for a public bus link from Ballinroad and will now have 10 services Monday to Saturday and 5 on Sundays to Dungarvan.
To learn more about the five year Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan visit: www.nationaltransport.ie/connecting-ireland/