Bus Éireann has written to Cork City Council to confirm there will be a new bus stop installed in the near future in Glanmire but has referred the possibility of new routes for the northside of Cork to the National Transport Authority (NTA).
The company says it has received approval to install a bus stop at the lower entrance to the Marwood Estate, Riverstown, which has been in the pipeline for some time.
Independent councillor Ger Keohane had asked for the council to write to Bus Éireann to get an update on the new bus stop. It is understood it will be put in place shortly.
Meanwhile, councillor Ken O’Flynn had asked for a bus service to be provided for the upper Glanmire and Kilcully area. When asked, Bus Éireann said development of new routes must be funded and approved by the NTA.
It confirmed the request for the route on the northside will be forwarded to it for approval.
Separately, Cork City Council has written to Bus Éireann regarding the addition of another bus to the 219 route, given its success.
Independent councillor Thomas Moloney’s motion had been passed in September and the correspondence was sent in October.
At the most recent meeting of Cork City Council, Bus Éireann said changes to existing routes must also get NTA permission.