Newly upgraded Colbert Station opens its doors to bus passengers

The new bus departure area of Colbert Station.

THE NEWLY redeveloped Colbert Station has opened its doors to passengers for the first time this morning (Thursday January 11).

First services started at 5.15am this morning, following months of upgrades to modernise the Parnell Street station.

The bus departure area has been moved from the right hand side of the station to the left, with 20 bus bays now in place.

The new area also features a cover to protect waiting passengers from the elements, as well as digital route information screens.

The re-opening represents the first phase of the upgrade works to Colbert Station, with works still ongoing on other parts of the station.

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A full re-opening of the station to both bus and rail passengers is planned for the coming months, according to Bus Éireann.

Meanwhile, Bus Éireann is continuing the electrification of its Limerick bus fleet.

The project will see the complete fleet of Limerick buses converted to electric vehicles, becoming Ireland’s first fully electric city service.