Pictured are some of the Bus Éireann staff at the Galway depot who are providing vital services to the people of Galway during the Covid 19 restrictions. (front l-r ) Dwayne Gallagher, Caroline Freeney, Peter Melia and Brian Connolly. (Back l-r ) Robert Tierney, John Dubber and Marie Byrne. Bus Éireann have 270 employees in Galway and operate 20 Routes including city, rural and Expressway intercity services.
Over the past number of weeks, in order to ensure the safety of staff and customers, Bus Éireann has introduced a significantly enhanced cleaning regime on board its vehicles and in its bus stations. They have also ensured physical distancing is observed by restricting seating capacity on our vehicles while also introducing revised queueing in bus stations around the country.
The purchase of tickets through Ticket Vending Machines, on line or by a Leap Card is promoted. Supplies of hand sanitising gels and wipes continue to be distributed to all employees. As a further measure, and following dialog with Trade Unions, they have commenced issuing face visors to drivers.
Brian Connolly, Regional Operations Manager, West said he would like to acknowledge all of his colleagues in Bus Éireann, particularly those on the front line whose dedication and commitment ensures that they continue operating over 750 trips every day in Galway.
“These services ensure that essential workers can make trips to and from work on a reliable, clean and safe means of transport,” he said. — Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy