Bus Éireann announces new and improved services in County Cavan

Bus Éireann driver Eddie McGrath, Joanne Hayes, Tourism Officer, Cavan County Council and Jim O’Reilly, Bus Éireann Service Supervisor, Cavan Depot

Passengers travelling from Cavan to Athlone are benefitting from significantly enhanced services and timetables on Route 466 operated by Bus Éireann on behalf of the National Transport Authority. The enhanced Route 466 now includes six daily services between Cavan and Athlone including peak time services for commuters. The new services operate seven days a week and includes improved options for connecting with Irish Rail services at Longford and Athlone.

“Bus Éireann was delighted to introduce these new and improved services from Cavan to Athlone last month, significantly increasing services for the people of Cavan,” said Brian Connolly, Bus Éireann, Senior Operations Manager, West. “Thanks to the National Transport Authority, through the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan we have added 1.7 million kilometres to our network and are creating almost 50 new jobs. Demand for our services in the North East/Midlands is higher now than pre-pandemic, this enhanced service between Cavan and Athlone will enable us to connect more people with who and what matters to them. The new services are proving particularly popular at the moment with Christmas shoppers who are choosing to take the bus to Athlone and leave the car at home.”

Joanne Hayes, Tourism Officer, Cavan County Council and Michael Colleran, Bus Éireann Regional Sales and Marketing Manager, East

“The substantial increase in Bus Éireann services between Cavan and Athlone is a great boost to the town and we very much welcome these upgrades for passengers,” said Joanne Hayes, Tourism Officer, Cavan County Council. “These new services will facilitate both locals and visitors who want to travel within and explore the Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands region, increasing tourism and adding value to the local economy.”

Bus Éireann Rout 466 serves Cavan, Ballinagh, Granard, Edgeworthstown, Longford, Keenagh, Ballymahon, Glasson, Athlone. Updated service details and timetables are available at buseireann.ie.

Tuesday, 6th December, 2022