Happy Christ-bus! Huge 72% rise in passenger journeys across Waterford city
There has been a massive 72% rise in the number of customer journeys on the Waterford city Bus Éireann network this year.
The huge increase follows the introduction of a greatly enhanced city network in December 2018.
Bus Éireann said: “The revised network (Routes W1 – W5) provides for up to 275 trips every day in Waterford city with services now operating between 06:20 and 23.30. Service reliability across the network is continuously monitored by service supervisors in the control office in Waterford to ensure a punctual and reliable service for our customers.
“The trips are operated across the five city routes and are delivered by a fleet of 17 state-of-the-art buses which feature a bright interior design, comfortable seating, a dedicated wheelchair space, a separate designated child buggy space, priority seats, USB sockets, complimentary Wi-Fi, CCTV security cameras throughout, as well as journey information screens.”
Since 2018, an additional 25 jobs have been created with over 230 people now employed by Bus Éireann in Waterford. These new positions include drivers, supervisors and support staff.
Bus Éireann’s Christmas travel arrangements can be viewed by logging on to: www.buseireann.ie.