New Bus Network for Limerick
The National Transport Authority (NTA) has published its final new bus network for Limerick. The redesign of the bus network is one of the nine key elements of BusConnects Limerick that aims to transform the city’s bus system, making public transport more useful to more people. Last year, the NTA carried out an extensive review of the bus network in Limerick, in collaboration with Limerick City and County Council, Clare County Council and Bus Éireann, and with the specialised expertise of transport designers Jarrett Walker and Associates.
In February 2023, a draft new network was published, and the feedback and submissions received have informed the final new bus network. Following concerns raised during the public consultation process about the possible impact of new routes serving the University of Limerick on the Milford Care Centre and Infinity Woodland, the NTA will seek to provide new arrangements to serve UL which will avoid directly impacting the grounds of Milford Care Centre. This includes the possible development of a new link access.
The new bus network will enable more people to avail of public transport resulting in increased access to a greater number of schools and workplaces across Limerick city. Overall, 41% of residents will live within 400 metres of a high frequency bus route (running every 15 minutes or better).
The New Bus Network report, summary report, frequency table, maps and public input appendix are all available to download below.
To view the Limerick New Network use the online map at the link below.
The key benefits of the new network include:
- An approximately 70% increase in the amount of bus services in Limerick city and its suburbs.
- The extension of bus services to new areas with more routes with frequent services and an enhanced Sunday timetable.
- A new 24-hour bus service operating between University Hospital Limerick, the city centre and the University of Limerick.
- Provision of bus services to previously unserved areas such as Ennis Road, Dock Road, University of Limerick north campus and Ardnacrusha.
- Simpler fares that will make interchange seamless.
The new network will be delivered on a phased approach from 2025. It will be supported by a comprehensive public information campaign for bus users as the services are implemented. As the network is implemented and the new routes are put in place, there may be slight modifications made to ensure efficient service delivery.
Draft New Bus Network for Limerick – Public Consultation March 2023
The National Transport Authority (NTA) published its draft new bus network for Limerick in March 2023 and a 6 week public consultation on it followed. An online consultation process allowed members of the public to provide their feedback on the proposals. A number of information events took place to explain the proposed new network in more detail. To view the documents from the public consultation on the draft bus network for Limerick click on the links below.
Document Library Draft New Bus Network
Videos from Draft New Bus Network for Limerick Public Consultation: