We have known for a while now that a project to secure provision of an urban-style bus service in Carlow Town is at the top of the list of NTA towns projects requiring funding from the Department of Transport.
However, I'm delighted to share the news I just received from the NTA that the new service, when rolled out, will provide 2 cross-town routes, serving the Institute of Technology, the town centre, the railway station, and major employment areas. Coverage will also include the Laois side of the town. Services are planned to operate 7 days / week, from early in the morning until late evening, at half-hourly intervals on each route. Fully accessible, electric buses will serve some 60+ stops across the town. Leap ticketing is also planned to be available on the new services.
Obviously, as with any project, the delivery of this exciting bus service is subject to funding, but it is really fantastic to finally have details on the project and particularly to know that it will comprise an electric fleet!