CONSTRUCTION has started on a €20 million bus terminal at Colbert Station in Limerick City which is designed to significantly improve the customer experience of public transport users.
Welcoming the development, Limerick Green Party TD Brian Leddin said that it was part of the Government’s commitment to improve public transport in Limerick City.
“In the coming years we will also build out a regional and suburban rail network with a number of stations around Limerick. It is important that we have an integrated network of public transport so that the bus timetables are linked in with the train timetables, making travelling by bus and train more attractive than travelling by car.
“This investment into a modern and functional bus station is a big step towards a better bus service that works for everyone,” Deputy Leddin declared.
“A report published by Bus Éireann last autumn showed that in 2019, its Limerick city services carried almost four million passengers. Numbers decreased during the pandemic but are expected to increase again.
“The report further shows Bus Éireann’s contribution to Ireland’s fight against climate change by significantly reducing road congestion.
“Up to 12.6 million car journeys are avoided every year by passengers using Bus Éireann services, and an additional 21.5 million car journeys are avoided due to the School Transport Scheme.
“In Limerick Bus Éireann transports 5,200 students on school buses across the county each school day,” Deputy Leddin concluded.