ADDITIONAL bus services are on the way for Clarina and Mungret with increased usage of the public service reported locally in both areas.
Fine Gael councillor Daniel Butler says that this is largely driven by an increasing number of students now commuting to third level as they cannot secure adequate accommodation close by.
“A bus shelter for Clarina has been an issue for many years, especially for young students getting buses to secondary schools, and now that has too spread to those getting buses to third level institutions in the city,” the former Mayor said.
“I have received confirmation that grant application forms for new bus shelters have been sent to the NTA (National Transport Authority) last week by Limerick City and County Council.
“If NTA funding is allocated, we will get a shelter installed before the summer, which is exciting to hear,” he told the Limerick Post.
The City West representative went on to say that a bus shelter may also be on the cards for Mungret.
“Bus Éireann are to put Mungret on their bus stop signs list and also Limerick Council have applied to the NTA for a bus shelter for the village.
“These two pieces of infrastructure will transform both villages, in terms of transport, and hopefully encourage more users and the addition of more services. I am delighted after many years of effort to see this progress,” he concluded.