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New High-Frequency Bus Service To Dublin Airport To Begin Operating

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

10:29 3 Feb 2020

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A new high-frequency bus service, between Dublin Airport and the city centre, is to begin operating next month.

The Dublin Express will start running in March with three routes operating up to 24 hours a day as part of phase one.

The network will be expanded in time to allow for additional services to connect more locations across the city and increase the frequency of airport connections.

70 jobs are being created in the process.

National Express, the UK's largest coach operator, was awarded the contract. The buses will be operated on its behalf by Bernard Kavanagh Coaches.

John Boughton, managing director of National Express Ireland, commented:

"We currently run 1,100 airport services every day on a 24 hour basis direct to the terminal for all major UK airports including Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Heathrow and Manchester. And as Ireland's largest private coach operator, we have previously worked with Bernard Kavanagh Coaches to operate Irish services."

Dublin Airport managing director Vincent Harrison has been reacting to the expansion of coach and bus services to and from the airport: "We are very focused on improving public transport options to Dublin Airport for both passengers and airport-based employees, and we specifically sought coach and bus providers who would expand the network, both in terms of the hours of operation and the route choice."

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