Night-Time Bus Service To Be Made Permanent In The Midlands

Local Link had been operating the service on a pilot basis.

Three night-time Local Link services are to be made permanent in Laois and Offaly.

The bus routes had been operation on a pilot evening basis, between 6 and 11pm typically on Friday and Saturdays.

A performance review found the Mountrath/Castletown/Ballyfin evening service had an average of 67 passengers per week; that was 38 passengers for Emo and surrounds; with an average of 37 weekly passengers for the Kinnitty area.

Manager of Local Link Laois/Offaly, Frances Byrne, says they're delighted with the uptake across all demographics:

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