Update Re bus route 126N

Dear Councillor

We refer to your email below concerning Route 126N.

Route 126N is a commercial service and is licensed by the NTA. Bus Éireann has made the commercial decision to cancel this service and the associated licence.

The NTA has approved on a temporary basis the continuation of the late services as part of Route 126 until the end of the year. Standard fares will apply on these services rather than the special fares previously charged on Route 126N. Free travel passes will also be accepted.

Where commercial operators withdraw services, the NTA will determine whether there is a public service obligation to provide the services on a socially necessary basis. As such the NTA intends to review the late services and determine whether a public service obligation applies in the provision of these late night services on a continued basis from 2019 and the subsequent transfer of these services to Go-Ahead Ireland.

Yours sincerely

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