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Park and Ride Gets Underway on Saturday, November 29th - €3 Per Car

Nov 25, 2014

Helena Martyn, Transportation Dept. Galway City Council, Brian Connolly, Regional Manager, Bus Eireann, Joe O'Neill, Galway City Council, Cllr Donal Lyons, Mayor of Galway and Jim Molloy, Transportation Dept. Galway City Council pictured in Eyre Square on Monday morning for the launch of Park and Ride.

With Christmas less than a month away the Park and Ride Service from Ballybrit Racecourse will commence on Saturday, 29th November 2014 from 7:00 a.m. The service will operate up to Wednesday 24th December 2014. Similar to previous years the service will operate from Ballybrit Racecourse shuttling passengers to the Coach Station, City Centre, every 15 minutes. The fee per car is €3.00 return regardless of the number of passengers and includes all day parking at Ballybrit.

The service will be operated by Bus Eireann on behalf of Galway City Council. Bus frequency will be every 15 minutes from 7:00 a.m. - 21:15 from Park and Ride Facility at Ballybrit Racecourse with departures from Coach Station, City Centre from 7:15 a.m. - 21.30 and on Sundays between 11:00 a.m. - 18:45 with departures from Coach Station, City Centre from 11:15 a.m. - 19:00. If you are working, shopping or just want to enjoy what Galway City has to offer at Christmas time, Park and Ride offers a number of advantages to customers over car travel. The high frequency of buses, competitive pricing €3 return, faster journey time on the bus lanes, will make the journey stress free and reliable. The Park and Ride is loved by families with young children

Bus Eireann has a fleet of buses to shuttle passengers in the City Centre every 15 minutes. Galway City Council highlight that the terminus at Galway Racecourse is perfectly situated for people travelling to the City along the M6, N6, N17, N18 and Monivea Roads. To assist road users, signage will be in place along all key routes to direct customers to the Park and Ride Facility at Ballybrit.

Further details on the Park and Ride service and promotional fares on offer by Iarnrod Eireann and Bus Eireann can be viewed or downloaded at