Commuter relief as bus trip times cut
Bus Éireann has promised faster journey times on its Expressway Route 2 between Dublin Airport and Wexford.
The company introduced a revised service this week for the route which takes in Dublin Airport, Dublin, Arklow, Gorey, Enniscorthy, and Wexford. It will now make greater use of the M11 motorway, and will offer an additional stop in Arklow at Knockmore, and sixteen services a day with limited stops. It should save fifteen minutes for commuters between the capital and Co Wexford.
The changes mean limited-stop services with shorter journey times, and an estimated journey of 2 hours and 25 minutes between Wexford and Dublin.
Bus Éireann said that the service changes are led by customer demand and have been authorised by the National Transport Authority. Because of the use of the motorway, the route will no longer service Jack White's Cross, Ballincor (Ballindarrig)Beehive and Kilmacanogue in Co Wicklow.
Route 133 will continue to serve Kilmacanogue, Dublin and Dublin Airport, providing up to 22 daily services on weekdays, in each direction. It will continue to service Jack White's Cross, Ballincor (Ballindarrig) and Beehive on the 7 a.m. service to Dublin from Arklow, and the 5.45 p.m. service from Dublin to Gorey.
Expressway Product Manager Seán Forde said the revised Route 2 service will be particularly beneficial for customers from Wexford travelling to Dublin Airport. 'The off peak journey time for Route 2 from Wexford to Dublin Airport and vice versa will be cut by 15 minutes, with our coaches making use of the newly upgraded motorway,' he said.