Bus Éireann has recently announced the creation of 120 new jobs. It also said that the services will be expanded across the country.
The National Transport Authority will be funding the new additional employment and increased services at Bus Éireann, under the terms of the Government’s July stimulus package.
Bus Éireann has stated that the boost provided by the State funding will enable the most significant upgrade to its services and operations in 15 years.
New routes and enhanced frequency on existing routes will be the main aim of the new project.
Bus Éireann services in Navan in Co Meath will see an increase in two routes that will run every 30 minutes seven days a week.
The new cross-city service will be a positive for Cork, while a new daily bus service between Limerick and Nenagh, Co Tipperary, is set to be rolled out.
Popular services operating in Drogheda town, Limerick city and the West Clare network will become more frequent.
Recruitment to the 120 new positions on offer in counties Cork, Limerick, Louth and Mayo has already begun.
Bus Éireann CEO Stephen Kent revealed that the expanded services in Navan and Drogheda will begin operating over the next three to four weeks.
He stated that the company is expecting growth in passenger numbers in these regions. He also said that as Christmas is coming, people will return to public transport.
Three months prior, Bus Éireann announced their plans of cutting out some Expressway routes as a result of financial pressures brought on by the pandemic.