TFI Local Link enhances bus service from Castlerea to Sligo via Ballaghaderreen

TFI Local Link Donegal Sligo Leitrim is enhancing bus services from Castlerea to Sligo via Ballaghaderreen from Monday next, the 6th of November.

This enhancement is part of the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan, which is a major national public transport initiative developed and funded by the National Transport Authority (NTA) as part of the Transport for Ireland (TFI) Network.

Route 977 will be enhanced to operate up to eight daily return services Monday to Saturday between Sligo and Ballaghaderreen – four of which will extend to Castlerea – and three daily return services on Sunday, with all services extending to Castlerea. The route will offer enhanced connectivity to villages and areas such as Loughglynn, Gurteen, Bunninadden, Ballymote, Collooney and Ballisodare.

The enhanced route will continue to provide peak-time and evening services for commuters and will also provide improved connectivity to regional bus services, ATU Sligo Campus, Sligo University Hospital and St Angela’s Campus.

Speaking ahead of the launch, TFI Local Link Donegal Sligo Leitrim General Manager Fiona O’Shea said, “Route 977 is the fifth enhanced service in the Sligo area in recent weeks and we are delighted to once again announce increased frequency on a service which will be well received by the local communities along the route.

“This enhanced service will open up opportunities for local residents to access education, employment, health, social and recreational opportunities and onward travel from early morning to late evening”.