No bus service planned for opening of new LIT campus

first_imgWhatsApp Senator Maria Byrne with LIT President Professor Vincent Cunnane, and Education Minister Joe McHugh at the LIT Coonagh Campus .Photo: Kieran Ryan BensonTHE National Transport Authority (NTA) has confirmed that it has no plans to provide a bus service to link the city with the Limerick Institute of Technology campus at Coonagh in time for its opening next year.However, a spokesperson revealed that the agency is developing long-term proposals for a “revised network of city bus services in Limerick”, which would include a direct service to LIT Coonagh.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “As this process is at an early stage, it is not possible to indicate when changes may be implemented,” added the spokesperson.Approximately 800 staff and students are expected to travel to the new campus on a daily basis when it opens towards the end of the 2019/2020 academic year.Limerick Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne said it “makes absolute sense” for a bus service to link the new campus with the city centre and expressed concern that no service will be in place in time for the opening.“I have requested the NTA as part of its review to look at extending a city bus service to service the parts of the Ennis Road and Clonmacken that currently have no city bus service operating in the area.“The improvement of the public transport system in Limerick is a bread and butter issue that I have been pursuing for some time and I hope that the NTA move to introduce these direct bus services as soon as possible,” commented Senator Byrne.Bus Éireann Route 343, which links Limerick with Shannon and Ennis, currently stops at the Coonagh roundabout and operates an hourly service to the area during off peak hours, increasing to every 30 minutes during peak time.Senator Byrne pointed out that this service, as well as another bus route that links Limerick and Shannon Airport, would not be able to cope with an additional 800 Kathy [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook NewsEducationTransportNo bus service planned for opening of new LIT campusBy Staff Reporter – October 1, 2019 1270 LIT Development & Public Engagement Manager, Seamus Hoyne, is awarded the SEAI Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Energy Award. Twitter Limerick Post Show | FOLM Project Email Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air center_img Linkedin Advertisement Print Previous articleReview of A Murder is AnnouncedNext articleStylish effective hair replacement solutions at Catwalk Hair Consultancy Staff Reporter International Women’s Day LIT TAGSLimerick City and CountyLimerick Institute of TechnologyLITNewsTransport LIT Launches unique new programme on Responding to Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event last_img read more

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