Average of 11 passengers per trip on Kerry Local Link

Kerry has one of the highest passenger numbers using the Local Link service nationally.

The pilot programme, which offers evening and late-night public transport in rural areas, has been extended until March.

Kerry has the second highest average passenger numbers with 11 passengers on board each service in the county – compared to the national average of 5 passengers per service.


Operations manager with Local Link Kerry, Alan O’Connell is welcoming the extension but says they would like to see the programme extended even further.

There are currently five door-to-door services operating in Kerry.

Alan O’Connell says the programme is working in Kerry, adding that access to public transport is an issue in rural areas.

 

Alan O’Connell of Local Link Kerry says the Listowel service has ceased due to a lack of demand.

He says while it was hoped to established a service in Glencar, no bus operator has been identified to run that service to date.