From Monday, August 18th, the people of Wexford have a new bus service operating two new routes around Wexford Town. The Wexford Bus Connect WX1 and WX2 services from Wexford Bus will operate from 07:00 to 23:00, Monday to Saturday. With 58 daily services, Wexford will have one of the most extensive town services in Ireland (for a town of its size).
Two buses will operate throughout the day running from Clonard to Drinagh via Redmond Square, Whiterock or Maudlintown. With a bus departing from the terminuses in Clonard and Drinagh every half an hour, the next bus will never be far away!
“The new routes have been carefully planned to open the bus service up to a greater portion of the town’s population and to enable those living in the town to avail of the amenities both within and on the outskirts of the town centre.” Explained Brendan Crowley, Managing Director, Wexford Bus. “We monitored passenger numbers on the previous town service and are confident that the new routes will continue to facilitate our loyal customer base, while at the same time open the service up to a much wider group.” The new services will enable people to travel to Clonard Retail Park, Wexford General Hospital, the Town Centre, Omniplex Cinema, Drinagh Retail Park and McDonalds, IDA Business Park, Kerlogue Industrial Estate and Whitemill Industrial Estate whether for school, work or recreation.
In addition, passengers will now also be able to use Leap Cards on all Wexford Bus services. Passengers will have access to special Leap Card Tickets including day tickets, weekly tickets and discounted single tickets. Wexford will be the first regional town to have introduced the Leap Card functionality “We are delighted to once again be a company of firsts, Wexford Bus will be the first operator outside Dublin to accept Leap Cards on all services.” Commented Brendan. “Introducing the Leap Card enables us to offer a much greater range of tickets including special Weekly School Tickets for children and Day Tickets which allow unlimited travel on the particular services for the day.”
Wexford Bus worked closely with Wexford County Council and previously Wexford Borough Council and the National Transport Authority on the introduction of this new service. “I would like to acknowledge the time and effort that the Wexford County Council and National Transport Authority have contributed while we have been developing this new service. Significant co-operation has been required to implement this project and we are very grateful to all those involved.” Commented Brendan.
Personalised Leap Cards are required to avail of Day Tickets and Weekly Tickets. Personalised Leap Cards, Student Travel Cards and Child Leap Cards are available from www.leapcard.ie. Leap Cards can be topped up on Wexford Bus or at a Leap Card Ticket Agent such as Selskar Bookshop. For a full range of ticket options see Fares section of the website.