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Enhanced 183 Bus Route Serving Arklow To Sallins Commences The 5th Of December.

This is an extension of the Glendalough to Wicklow service from TFI Local Link Carlow Kilkenny Wicklow.

The 183 Bus service is due to commence as part of the Connecting Ireland initiative on the 5th of December, providing greater transport links for people in Wicklow.

This is an extension of the Glendalough to Wicklow service from TFI Local Link Carlow Kilkenny Wicklow, which will be extended in both directions now serving Sallins to Arklow.

Operating four times per day, seven days a week, the enhanced route will serve Arklow, Avoca Bridge, Wicklow Town, Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains to Blessington and onwards to Naas and Sallins - facilitating onward travel to Dublin with improved connectivity to regional bus and rail services.

Deputy Steven Matthews says:

“It’s great to see yet another improvement to Wicklow’s public transport. Service additions like this help us get behind the message that taking public transport instead of opting for the car helps improve our air quality, reduces traffic congestion and is better for the planet. Constituents tell me they want to use bus and rail but need regular reliable services to do so. The introduction of this extended service will help commuters to get around Wicklow without using their car. This announcement comes on the back of additional rail and bus service announcements in recent months. Meanwhile I continue to work on increasing frequency, introducing new routes where there is a need, and longer term, extending the DART to Wicklow Town.”

Meanwhile, Minister Simon Harris says:

“Many communities and towns in Wicklow are lacking accessibility to Ireland’s national transport infrastructure, and this new bus route goes some way to remedying this issue.

“This new development will also assist in mitigating the cost of living for the people of Wicklow, providing the option of affordable public transportation in areas where access to a car would have previously been essential.

“I recently met with the National Transport Authority in order to discuss a range of transport issues across County Wicklow. Improving the interconnectivity of Wicklow’s transport links is an important issue and one which I intend to continue pursuing in my work as a public representative.”

The existing service Glendalough to Wicklow to date has served almost 50,000 passengers since its launch in April 2019.

The service will operate two buses starting at each end and is being operated on behalf of TFI Local Link Carlow Kilkenny Wicklow by JJ Kavanagh & Sons.

To see timetables, people can visit www.locallinkckw.ie, or can contact Deputy Steven Matthews TD for a copy of the timetable.

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