Sunday 19 May 2024
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North Cork Set To Get Significant Bus Infrastructure Improvements in 2024

North Cork Set To Get Significant Bus Infrastructure Improvements in 2024

Banteer, Kanturk, Millstreet & Newmarket are to benefit from a significant investment by Cork County Council and the National Transport Authority (NTA) during 2024.

 

Bus stops in all of these villages and towns will be upgraded to ensure its complies with the public transport accessibility programme. Bus shelters will also be provided in these areas to provide a place to sit, protection from weather, and for a feeling of safety and security.

 

Welcoming the investment for North Cork, North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea said “I am delighted to see this investment in our bus stops in these areas. As we move to encourage more people to use public transport, it is important we improve the experience for all users. When I say this, I mean improve the physical location of the bus stop to allow all users to access the bus when it stops, including those with mobility issues and wheelchair users. We also need to improve the visibility of the routes and timetables which the bus stop serves and to provide shelters for people to sit and wait for the bus and to provide protection from the Irish weather”.

 

Cork County Council has developed this investment programme in conjunction with the NTA and all stakeholders. Its aim is to move to other areas within North Cork once these have been completed.

 

Cllr. O’Shea added “We are very lucky in North Cork to have many public transport services available to it – including Bus Eireann & Local Link Cork routes. We have seen many improvements already in the area with the enhancement of the Bus Eireann route 257 Macroom to Killarney via Millstreet recently and now the proposed enhancements to Bus Eireann Route 243 through Newmarket & Kanturk. We have also seen a significant expansion of the Local Link Cork service throughout North Cork over the last 12-18 months. With all these combined, it is important we invest in our towns and villages in order to make them more accessible for public transport”.