For the first time, Cobh residents and visitors can travel between the port town and city centre via a regular bus service.
A new, high frequency, coach service Cobh Connect will now be travelling to and from Cork City, starting tomorrow on Halloween.
At present, there is no public bus service to accommodate people travelling to and from Cobh to the city with the Cobh to Cork train service providing public transport to the city.
It is hoped this bus service will benefit the people of Cobh in terms of tourism and also in terms of increasing people’s travel options.
Cobh Connect, is an Irish owned company which will operate six days a week and have multiple designated pickup and drop off points located around the town on its journey to Cork City.
Beginning at 7.15am, the bus will journey to Cork City finishing at Patricks Quay and continue into the evening, with the last pick-up from Cork City Centre at 6.45pm.
All buses offer free wifi and charging points.
Michael O Longaigh, Chief Operations Officer for Cobh Connect said: “For years now Cobh locals have struggled to commute both around their town of Cobh but also to the city.
"Many parts of Cobh are quite rural and currently inaccessible to public transport, so this service will now connect residents from the like of O’Neills Place to Passage West Ferry via Rushbrooke and Ballynoe Park.
“Since we announced the implementation of the new public bus service locally we have been overwhelmed with the positive response we have received. This service is long overdue and we are excited to get the Cobh Connect fleet on the roads.”
Fares for the Cobh Connect include adult single (€4) and adult day return (€6), a student single rate (€2.50) and student return (€4), 10 journey ticket (€22 adult, €18 student), and Cobh Bus run (internally within Cobh only) (€1.50).
For more information on Cobh Connect see www.cobhconnect.ie