Cork’s Future Bus Needs discussed in meeting between Cork Chamber and Bus Éireann
Cork Chamber today held a very productive meeting with representatives from Bus Éireann on future investment in Cork’s urban bus network in response to our city’s changing public transport requirements.
Among the topics discussed were:
- Added frequencies on early morning, late night and weekend services
- Encouraging modal shift away from high car dependency
- Improvements on core urban routes
- Additional Park & Rides
- Improved bus access to key employment centres such as Ringaskiddy, Cork Airport Business Park, Model Farm Road and Little Island
- The need for more designated bus corridors to improve reliability of services
Commenting on the meeting, Thomas McHugh, Director of Public Affairs at Cork Chamber, said:
“Cork is undergoing rapid growth with more business and people looking to our city region. We need to make sure that improved public transport becomes central to this growth story to reduce congestion, enhance the attractiveness of our city centre, and to enable more people to have the choice not to own a car.”
“We are delighted to welcome Bus Éireann to our offices today to discuss exactly the type of investment required by employers in Cork”.
Cork Chamber will continue to work with Bus Éireann the National Transport Authority and other stakeholders on progressing early funding from Government’s recently announced €200m Bus Connects package to transform our city bus services.
Pictured at Cork Chamber: Conor Healy, Cork Chamber; Thomas McHugh, Cork Chamber; Robert O’Mahony, Bus Éireann; Fiona Connelly, Bus Éireann; Michelle O’Sullivan, Cork Chamber; Sarah Thatt-Foley, Cork Chamber.