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Galway City Council's Christmas Park & Ride

Galway City Council's Christmas Park & Ride

The annual Park & Ride Christmas Service will commence this Saturday and Sunday the 2nd & 3rd December 2017.  The service will continue to operate from Thursday  the 7th to Sunday  10th December and from Thursday the 14th December, every day  right up to Christmas Eve.

The Service will operate from Ballybrit Racecourse to the City Centre from 9.30 am to 9.30 pm, on the days of service and from 11.00 am to 7.00 pm. on Sundays.  Buses will run every 15 minutes in both directions between the Racecourse  and the Coach Station at Fairgreen.   The service is operated by Bus Eireann on behalf of Galway City Council and the fee is €2 per person return with children travelling for free, also  included is  all-day parking at Ballybrit.

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  at €2 per person return  and the faster journey time using the bus lanes, will make the journey stress-free and reliable.

The terminus at Galway Racecourse is perfectly situated for people travelling to the City along the M6, N6, N17, N18 and Monivea Roads.

Commenting on the Park & Ride service, Brian Connolly, Regional Manager, West, Bus Éireann said: “We are delighted to be operating this terrific service on behalf of Galway City Council and we would encourage the public to avail of this service to help alleviate traffic congestion during this busy period. Travelling by Bus Éireann is the most cost effective way for customers to do their Christmas shopping by sitting back, relaxing and enjoying the festivities that Galway city has to offer.”

Mr Uinsinn Finn,  Senior Engineer, Galway City Council is delighted that Galway City Council are now in the 11th year of promoting and running this excellent initiative for Christmas shoppers and visitors to the City.