The National Transport Authority (NTA) published its draft new bus network for Galway in April 2023. Consultation on the draft new network ran for 6 weeks and closed on the 2nd June 2023. The NTA would like to thank everyone that made a submission to the consultation and shared their views on the draft network. The redesign will be finalised in the coming months and the new network will be rolled out from 2025.
The redesign of the bus network is one of the nine key elements of BusConnects Galway that aims to fundamentally transform the city’s bus system, making public transport more useful to more people. Under the proposals within the Galway bus network redesign report, the level of bus services in Galway City, Bearna and Oranmore will increase by nearly 50%. The added service levels will make possible the extension of bus services to new areas, more routes with frequent services, an enhanced weekend timetable and a new 24-hour route. The proposals will also result in more residents of the city and its suburbs having access to the public transport network, more people would be located within 400 metres walk of a bus stop, 67% up from 62% currently.
To view the Draft New Network Map click on the link below, also available to download are the network reports and booklets and the “What is BusConnects Galway video”.