The National Transport Authority (NTA) has published its draft new bus network for Galway. 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.

Public Consultation – we’ve redesigned the bus network and we want to know what you think

Consultation on the draft new network will run for 6 weeks until Friday, 2nd June 2023. Public information events will take place from 16th to the 18th May (inclusive) while an online consultation process will allow members of the public to provide their feedback on the proposals. The redesign will be finalised in the coming months and the new network will be rolled out from 2025.
Give us your feedback on the big ideas shown in this draft network. The reports and maps can be viewed and downloaded below.

Click on the link below to take part in the online consultation.
Galway Draft New Bus Network Online Consultation Portal

To view the online Galway Draft New Network Map click on the link below.

Galway Online Network Map

Information Events

Public information events will take place from Tuesday 16th – Thursday 18th May (inclusive), see details of these evens below. Two online webinars will also be held on the 23rd & 25th May to register for these go to the link below.

To give us your feedback, please send us your comments by using the online feedback form in the consultation portal above. If you require additional information that is not on the website please email

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