Bus Éireann launches new Travel Around Dundalk and Drogheda brochures

  • Bus Éireann carried over 600,000 passengers in 2019 on the Dundalk and Drogheda town bus services
  • KPMG report values Bus Éireann’s annual contribution to the Dundalk economy at €21 million  
  • Passengers on Bus Éireann PSO services in County Louth can get 30% discounts on single fares with a TFI Leap Card

Image shows 5 people standing beside a Bus Éireann bus holding the new brochure, the people are From L-R Adrian O'Loughlin, Bus Éireann Regional Operations Manager, East, Michael McKeown, Bus Éireann Services Manager North-East, Joan Martin, Chief Executive of Louth County Council, Cllr Pio Smith, Cathaoirleach of Louth County Council and Elaine Daly, Administrative Officer, Infrastructure of Louth County Council

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, is launching new Travel Around Dundalk and Travel Around Drogheda brochures informing the public of Bus Éireann services in Dundalk, Drogheda and surrounding towns and villages across the County and which connect Louth to Counties Dublin, Cavan, Monaghan, Meath and Tyrone. They are also highlighting that Louth passengers can get 30% discounts on single fares with a TFI Leap Card when travelling on Bus Éireann PSO services.

‘’Bus Éireann is proud to serve communities across Louth and in the towns of Dundalk and Drogheda, where our town bus services carried over 600,000 passengers in 2019 travelling for work, education and leisure,’’ said Adrian O’Loughlin, Bus Éireann Senior Operations Manager, East. ‘’Today we are launching our Travel Around Dundalk and Travel Around Drogheda brochures which list all of the routes that we operate in the county. In total, there are 240 Bus Éireann bus stops in Louth, with 71 of these within 2km of hospitals and 15 stops within 2km of higher education institutions. Travelling by bus is also an inherently more sustainable mode of travel than private cars, because it emits up to one-fifth the amount of carbon dioxide per passenger kilometre and results in less traffic congestion, with more bus passengers meaning less cars on the road’’

‘’Strong bus services are vital for a growing county like Louth in keeping our communities connected,’’ said Councillor Pio Smith, Cathaoirleach of Louth County Council. ‘’People rely on buses every day to take them to work, college, school and to surrounding towns and villages to access services and to visit family and friends. I am delighted today to launch the Travel Around Dundalk and Travel Around Drogheda brochures which list all of the Bus Éireann bus routes in the county and to encourage members of the public to make the best use of our public transport system by leaving their cars at home where possible.’’

A recent report by KPMG calculated Bus Éireann’s value to the economy of Dundalk at €21 million, with the company employing 130 people who live in County Louth. In addition to the town bus services in Dundalk and Drogheda, Bus Éireann operates service in towns throughout County Louth and provides important connectivity to Dublin Airport from Dundalk and Drogheda on the Expressway 100x service. Bus Éireann also transports 3,700 students on school transport in the county each school day.

When using a TFI Leap Card on a Bus Éireann PSO service, customers can get a 30% discount on single fares. Buy your TFI Leap Card online at www.leapcard.ie and add travel credit by downloading the Leap Card Top Up app on IOS and Android.

Bus Éireann services in County Louth are operating at 100% capacity. Customers should continue to wear face coverings within bus stations and on board throughout their entire journey.

Wednesday, 26th January, 2022