Dublin TD: The Capital should have gotten a 24-hour bus service before Cork

Dublin TD: The Capital should have gotten a 24-hour bus service before Cork
The 220 bus between Ballincollig and Carrigaline will operate on a 24-hour basis. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

A Dublin TD is questioning how Cork got a 24-hour bus service ahead of the capital.

Fine Gael TD Noel Rock is calling on the National Transport Authority (NTA) to immediately work to prioritise a long-promised 24-hour bus link between the City Centre and Dublin Airport.

His call follows the introduction this week of Cork's first 24-hour bus service on the 220 route linking Ballincollig to Carrigaline.

“How on earth have the NTA prioritised a 24-hour service from Ballincollig to Carrigaline over the much needed and often requested 24-hour service to Dublin Airport?” the Dublin North-West TD said.

"More than 30 million passengers used Dublin Airport in 2018, and the number of jobs supported and facilitated is in the region of 120,000 - with employees often having to get taxis to and from work.

Fine Gael TD for Dublin North West: "How on earth have the NTA prioritised a 24-hour service from Ballincollig to Carrigaline over the much needed and often requested 24-hour service to Dublin Airport?”
Fine Gael TD for Dublin North West: "How on earth have the NTA prioritised a 24-hour service from Ballincollig to Carrigaline over the much needed and often requested 24-hour service to Dublin Airport?”

As part of a range of improvements to the 220 service the frequency of the buses during peak hours were increased from every 30 minutes to every 15 minutes.

From midnight to 6am the service will operate on a 30 min/60-minute frequency.

All services will now operate to Grange Manor (Ballincollig) beyond the current terminus of Dell EMC.

At Carrigaline, all services will now serve the Carrigaline Primary Care Centre.

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