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Route to carry 500,000 passengers annually

Citylink commuter service is launched

Irish Citylink’s new online booking system went live to coincide with the launch of the express coach operator’s Galway to Dublin commuter service. Citylink Commuter is being targeted at people who wish to commute to work, college or schools situated along the route in Galway, Westmeath, Meath and Dublin.

The 15 daily return services, which include a late night ‘Theatre Link’, will be operated by Citylink luxury coaches with free WiFi broadband access and air-conditioning.

Commenting on the commuter service, a spokesperson for Irish Citylink said: “The service has been rebranded to cater primarily for commuters living and working along the route. It will also cater for the needs of customers wishing to travel from town to town for shopping, hospital appointments and leisure activities.

“The service serves Dublin Airport and drops off at the front of Terminal 2, and at Bus stops 5 and 6 for Terminal 1. We also have added a new late night service which means you can travel from Dublin after 11pm. This service is perfect for concert or theatre goers who do not want to spend the night in Dublin.

“We anticipate that the service will complement our 14 daily return direct services between Galway and Dublin and will transport approximately 500,000 people every year.

“A new faster, more user friendly on-line booking system is being provided to facilitate customers who wish to pre-book their tickets. We also have established a Lo Call telephone number to facilitate customer enquiries”, the spokesperson added.

The locations served by the commuter service include Galway City, Oranmore, Craughwell, Loughrea, Aughrim, Ballinasloe, Athlone, Moate, Kilbeggan, Tyrellspass, Rochfortbridge, Milltownpass, Kinnegad, Enfield, Dublin and Dublin Airport.

Citylink Commuter offers single, return and 10 journey fares for commuters together with monthly, 3-monthly and annual TaxSaver tickets for commuters. Special student fares are offered for single, return and 10 journey tickets.

Galway-based Irish Citylink also operates 14 non-stop daily return services between Galway-Dublin and Dublin Airport, 5 multi-stop daily return services between Galway and Cork, and daily return services between Galway to Clifden.