Late night buses for festival fans

Bus Éireann is accommodating festival fans with night weekend services on two key city routes for the upcoming Galway International Arts Festival,

In an effort to encourage more festival-goers to leave their car at home, this is the first time services have been extended for the event.

Bus Éireann will operate late night services for customers travelling on Route 404 (Eyre Square-GMIT-Parkmore ) and Route 409 (Oranmore-Eyre Square-Newcastle ).

Route 404 and 409

Late night bus services will operate from Galway city to these areas on Friday, July 20, Saturday 21, Friday 27 and Saturday, July 28. Route 409 will operate up until 1am, with extra services at midnight, 12.30am, and 1am.

Route 404 will operate up until 1.05am, with extra services at 12.05am and 1.05am. Route 404 will also operate an increased frequency half hourly service from 2pm to 7pm. on the weekend dates. These extensions are an addition to all city services, and regional and Expressway services to/from Galway city.

Late night Bus Éireann services are available at regular fares.

Fans going to the festival venues in the heart of Galway can also avail of the city network of services throughout the day, including the Route 401 (Salthill-Eyre Square ) 402 (Merlin Park-Eyre Square-Seacrest ), 403 (Eyre Square-Castlepark ), 404 (Newcastle-Eyre Square-Oranmore ), 405 (Rahoon-Eyre Square-Ballybane ), 407 (Eyre Square, Bóthar an Chóiste & return ), 409 (Eyre Square-GMIT-Parkmore ), in addition to late night services on Routes 404 and 409.

Brian Connolly, regional operations manager, North/West, says Bus Éireann is playing its part in enabling everybody to avail of late night and regular bus services to experience the great programme of events the arts festival has to offer.

"I am sure late night services will be popular with both our regular customers and visitors to the city.”

John Crumlish, GIAF chief executive, has welcomed late night extended bus services.

For further information see: http://www.buseireann.ie .

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