New Cork times for Bus Éireann who are moving to a ‘Saturday Plus’ schedule from Wednesday, April 1st

29 March 2020
By Elaine Murphy
elaine@TheCork.ie

The Bus Eireann logo features an Irish Red Setter. Rather than using the logo we are using a lovely photo of a puppy, because we can!
New timetable will be based on the current Saturday schedule, augmented by additional services

In response to COVID-19, all weekday Bus Éireann and Expressway services will operate on a ‘Saturday Plus’ schedule from Wednesday, April 1.

The timetable change, which is being introduced in line with similar changes on all public transport operators, will ensure that essential services are maintained nationwide. All areas that currently have a Bus Éireann or Expressway service will continue to have one, and additional services will operate in certain areas driven by demand.

The health and safety of customers, staff, and the wider public is paramount for Bus Éireann and all guidelines issued by health authorities continue to be adhered to. An enhanced cleaning regime has been implemented on the fleet and at the depots and customers are asked to please be mindful of the guidelines in relation to respiratory etiquette, hand hygiene and social distancing if using, or considering travelling on public transport.

Stephen Kent, Chief Executive Officer of Bus Éireann said; “I would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge the work being done by our staff around the country during these challenging times to provide a reliable public transport service for those who need to travel.
The new timetables starting next week will help us to continue to provide these essential services, and to maintain the necessary social distancing requirements on board in the best interests of both our customers and our drivers.”

A full schedule of revised timetables can be found at www.buseireann.ie. Full information will also be available on the TFI journey planner and real time information apps.

Changes to Cork Bus Eireann Services

On Mondays to Fridays (except bank holidays), Bus Éireann services will generally operate to a Saturday timetable, with the following exceptions:
Routes 201 and 219 –
 The normal Monday to Friday service will operate on routes 201 and 219
Routes 213 – 
There will be NO services on route 213
Route 214 – 
Additional services will operate on route 214 at the following times:
0700 from St. Patrick Street to Cork University Hospital
0710 from Cork University Hospital to St. Patrick Street
Route 215
 – Additional services will operate on route 215 at the following times:
0630 and 0700 from St. Patrick Street to Cloghroe
0700 from Cloghroe to Jacobs Island
Route 215a – 
There will be NO services on route 215a. Customers may wish to use route 215, which serves most destinations.
Route 221 – 
Additional services will operate on route 221 at the following times:
0700 from Glyntown Road to Parnell Place
Route 223 – 
Additional services will operate on route 223 at the following times:
0640 from Haulbowline to South Mall
Route 223x
 – There will be NO services on route 223x. Customers may wish to use routes 223 and 225, which serve most destinations.
Route 226a 
– There will be NO services on route 226a. Customers may wish to use route 226, which serves most destinations.
Route 233
 – Additional services will operate on route 233 at the following times:
0615 from Macroom to Cork
Route 235 – The normal Monday to Friday (non-School Days) service will operate on route 235
Route 237 – Additional services will operate on route 237 at the following times:
0650 from Clonakilty to Cork
Route 239 – Additional services will operate on route 239 at the following times:
0650 and 0715 from Bandon to Cork
Route 240 – Additional services will operate on route 240 at the following times:
0645 from Cloyne to Cork
Route 241 – Additional services will operate on route 241 at the following times:
0715 from Trabolgan to Cork
0815 from Cork to Trabolgan
Route 243 – The normal Monday to Friday service will operate on route 243
Route 248 – Additional services will operate on route 248 at the following times:
0705 from Cork to Glenville
0740 from Glenville to Cork
Route 257 – The normal Monday to Friday service will operate on route 257
Route 258 – The normal Tuesday service will operate on route 258
Route 259 – The normal Thursday service will operate on route 259
Route 260 – Additional services will operate on route 260 at the following times:
0700 from Cork to Youghal
0710 and 0810 from Youghal to Cork
Route 261 – Additional services will operate on route 261 at the following times:
0720 from Ballinacurra to Cork

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