There is to be a major expansion in service provision on the Bus Éireann Route 332 that will serve Cashel, Dundrum, Annacarty and Cappawhite and other stations on to Limerick city with a 6-time Daily Bus Service.
The service is a part of the Department of Transport’s “Connecting Ireland” initiative and will be operational from October 23rd.
The Tipperary Green Party is welcoming the announcement.
Bus Éireann Route 332 previously ran as a limited service between Limerick City and the East Limerick village of Doon, connecting with the intermediate villages of Cappamore, Murroe, Newport and Annacotty.
The service has now been extended to Cashel Town, also serving the villages of Dundrum, Annacarty and Cappawhite, and with 6 daily services in each direction it will be targeting more than just the occasional traveller to the city.
Census data from 2016 shows that over a quarter of occupied households in the village of Cappawhite did not have their own car.
According to a recent KPMG report, Bus Éireann employs 100 people who live in County Tipperary and transports 5,730 primary and post-primary students on school transport in Tipperary each school day.
Local Green party member Rob O’Donnell says “The eventual goal here is to have every village connected up with a usable, public transport option which would also make our roads safer.