Bus Éireann confirms January 29 as last day of operation for the X12 Dublin/Limerick Route

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, is today confirming that its X12 Expressway service between Dublin and Limerick will cease operation this month, with Friday, 29 January 2021 as the last day of operation.

The confirmation follows the announcement last September that the route was to be terminated, in response to the significant medium-term challenges posed by Covid-19 and in order to safeguard Expressway’s remaining national routes, as well as to meet demand required on other city and commuter services.

“Expressway’s X12 service between Dublin and Limerick has incurred unsustainable losses due to the impact of Covid-19”, said Eleanor Farrell, Chief Commercial Officer, Bus Éireann, “Consolidating our Expressway network and withdrawing from this service will allow us to make important investments into our remaining routes. This decision will allow us to continue improving our customer experience on our overall network, providing a platform for future growth, despite current Covid19 challenges.”

Updated service details and timetables will be available at www.buseireann.ie and www.expressway.ie.

Bus Éireann and Expressway services continue to operate at a capacity of 25% under Level 5 restrictions and Government advice is that public transport should be avoided unless the travel is essential. Bus Éireann fully adheres to all public health guidelines and is committed to ensuring the continued safety and well-being of its employees and customers including the mandatory wearing of face coverings, overnight deep cleaning, touchpoint cleaning throughout the day and protective screens and personal protective equipment for drivers.

Bus Éireann encourages customers to use Leap Cards, Automatic Ticket Machines and online ticket purchase to minimise the use of cash. Tickets can be purchased at www.buseireann.ie

Wednesday, 20th January, 2021