Industry & Business

Bus Eireann unviels its €50m “fleet of the future”

 Breaking News
  • Strabane Manufacturer to Invest Over £7 Million in Ambitious Expansion Strabane-based Fabplus is planning to more than double its workforce and turnover with support from Invest Northern Ireland. The investment is part of a three year expansion plan to increase its market share in the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain, and gain a foothold in mainland Europe and Scandinavia. Recruitment is underway to employ 83 additional staff at [...]...
  • PM Group Appoints a New Non-Executive Director Michael McNicholas has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Project Management Holdings (PM Group), the Irish headquartered international project delivery specialists. Michael McNicholas. Michael has over 35 years’ experience in senior leadership positions in the public and private sectors. He is the former CEO of Ervia, NTR plc and Managing Director of ESB International.  During his [...]...
  • Center Parcs Signs Contract With John Sisk & Son As construction activity on the much anticipated €233 million Center Parcs Longford Forest resort in County Longford ramps up, the company has announced it has formally awarded two major construction contracts to Dublin-based construction firm John Sisk & Son. The contracts for the construction of the 470 lodges and 30 apartments as well as the state-of-the-art centre [...]...
  • Medi-Shower Invests in Innovation to Drive Export Growth Multi-award-winning manufacturer Medi-Shower has created ‘smart showerhead’ technology which can reduce the risk of Legionnaires disease. The cutting edge product, developed with R&D support from Invest Northern Ireland is designed to meet the high requirements for hygiene within the healthcare sector. It reduces the risk of waterborne infection from bacteria that can build up due to poor design [...]...
  • EIB Loan Will Trigger €180 Million Investment Programme in Fingal Fingal County Council has signed a €70 million Framework Loan Agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) which will trigger a €180 million investment in strategic infrastructure projects within the county’s Capital Development Plan. This represents the first EIB support for county-wide investment in partnership with an Irish local authority for more than a decade [...]...

Bus Eireann unviels its €50m “fleet of the future”

January 15
12:43 2016

Bus EireannBus Eireann has unveiled its new €50m “fleet of the future” in Dublin, which comprises of 116 new vehicles. The new buses boast extra legroom, power sockets (on commuter coaches), wifi, monitors with real time information, are wheelchair accessible and have lower fuel emmissions.

Some of the fleet will soon enter service in Cork, Limerick and Galway while others have recently went into operation on commuter services in the Greater Dublin Area.

Speaking at the launch of the new fleet minister for transport, Paschal Donohoe said: “As the economy continues to grow, there is a greater transport demand generally.

“Ensuring that public transport is an attractive option is central to encouraging people to leave the car at home. The upgrading of the Bus Éireann fleet in this way, adds to this,” the minister said.

According to Bus Eireann passenger journey numbers increased last year. It says that passenger numbers in regional cities were up almost 4pc last year, which are operated in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford.

Chief executive of Bus Eireann, Martin Nolan, said that funding from the National Transport Authority (NTA) was a progressive and necessary step.

“We continue to work together with the National Transport Authority (NTA) and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport to make our bus and coach services the most accessible and economical option for travel.”

“Our 2015 passenger figures augur well for renewed economic growth in the regions, which like Dublin, must be supported with a public transport infrastructure which is modern and best in class.

“There is a return to congestion, and with growing demand for our services in regional cities – further priority measures for public transport remain a key aim for 2016,” Nolan added.

About Author

admin

admin

Related Articles






New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements
































National Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition 2016

NIBRT Springboard Success Stories



Upcoming Events

  • No upcoming events
AEC v1.0.4