Prospect of improved local bus network

Bus Eireann
Bus Eireann, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA), are currently examining what service improvements can be achieved for Ballinamore.

Bus Eireann, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA), are currently examining what service improvements can be achieved for Ballinamore.

Senator Paschal Mooney wrote to both Bus Eireann and the NTA last month requesting an update on proposals to improve the level services to Ballinamore.

The proposals seek to amend the current once-a week services to Sligo, Longford and Enniskillen.

In correspondence with the Senator the NTA said it is intended to improve the links to “Carrick-on-Shannon, and to improve connectivity between bus and real services at Longford and at Carrick-on-Shannon stations.”

A spokesman for Bus Eireann said: “A number of specific proposals have been put to the NTA and they are currently being finalised. We are awaiting approval from the NTA to proceed with these.”

There has been a campaign in Ballinamroe for a number of years for greater public transport in the town to allow passengers to connect with Dublin services.