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Kildare > Community > Notices > South Kildare Community Transport Initiative

South Kildare Community Transport Initiative


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BUS TIMETABLES - Local Link Kildare South Dublin 2021

An exciting and innovative new transport service, making life easier for the thousands of people living in the rural areas of South Kildare, was launched in December 2002.

The new community transport initiative will see buses running on two routes, six-days a week, making it possible for rural dwellers to do their shopping and socialising with much greater ease.

The first bus route will serve Athy, Grangemellon, Kilkea, Castledermot, Moone, Timolin, Ballitore, Crookstown, Narraghmore and Kilmead. The second route will serve Athy, Kilberry, Monasterevan, Kildare, Kildangan, Nurney, Booleigh and Geraldine. Local pickup times and points are advertised in specific communities.

BUS TIMETABLES - Local Link Kildare South Dublin 2021

Check the Timetables

Timetable 1: Athy Health Centre - Athy Barrow Quay - Ballyroe - Kilkea - Castledermot - Moone - Timolin - Ballitore - Narraghmore - Kilmead - Athy Leinster St. - Athy Health Centre

Timetable 2: Athy Health Centre - Athy Leinster St. - Kilberry - Cross Keys Kildangan - Monasterevan - Kildangan - Tullywest Crossroads - Nurney - Booleigh - Athy Leinster St. - Athy Health Centre

Route 1 will be serviced by a 26-seater Mercedes coach, provided by P.J. Digan, of Leinster Lodge, Ballyroe and Route 2 will be serviced by a 24-seater Mercedes 814, run by James Mulally, Royal Meadows Coaches of Kilcock.

The fare will be 3 Euro for any single trip with reductions for weekly travel. Free Travel Passes issued by the Department of Social And Family Affairs will be accepted on the buses.

Passengers may book their seat on the service by phoning freephone number 1800-200-127 (accessible free of charge from 045 or 0507 area codes or 085, 086 and 087 mobile phone codes). The booking office will be available to take bookings Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. until 5.30 p.m. Seats will have to be booked prior to your journey.

Co-ordinator, Nicky Martin, is enthusiastic about the service. "The scheme which was developed by Action South Kildare emanates from the Rural Transport Initiative of the Department of Transport," he says, "and is administered by Area Development Management Ltd. A budget of €228,553 is going into launching the scheme and our objective is to support people living in rural areas. This initiative is going to make it easier for people to get to towns where employment is available and to do the basic things that they should be able to do like travelling safely, accessing health and social services, visiting friends and getting the weekly shopping done without having to worry about how they reach their local towns. This is an initiative that brings people together and removes much of the isolation that is still an enormous part of rural life."

In setting up the initiative, local community needs and facilities were carefully considered and the chosen routes reflect a determination to provide a regular and South Kildare Community Transport Initiativereasonably priced transport system that serves the particular needs of the South Kildare community.

Nicholas Martin, Kildare Community Transport Ltd, Main St, Kilcullen.
PHONE: 045 - 482062 or freephone 1800-200-127


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