Ministers Donohoe & Phelan welcome new & configured services to replace Expressway Route Number 5

19th March, 2015

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, and the Minister of State at the Department of Transport with Special Responsibility for Rural Transport, Ann Phelan TD, have this afternoon (Thursday) welcomed the publication of the ‘Review of the Withdrawal of Bus Éireann’s Licenced Route 5 Expressway Service’ by the National Transport Authority (NTA). This outlines the new and reconfigured services to be put in place to meet the transportation needs of the towns affected by the proposed withdrawal of the Expressway Route Number 5.


Minister Donohoe said: ‘I welcome the announcement today by the NTA of its review of the withdrawal of the Bus Éireann Expressway Number 5 Route. The announcement of changes to existing services and provision of new rural transport links to respond to the impact of the withdrawal of Number 5 is welcome. This reflects Government, and my Department’s, commitment to maintaining access within rural communities. Work is continuing now on a response to the proposed withdrawal of the Expressway Number 7 Route.”


Minister Phelan said: ‘I welcome today’s announcement by the NTA regarding services on the Waterford to Dublin route. I look forward to the outcome of the Authority’s work regarding the Number 7 Cork to Dublin route, prior to any changes being made’.