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Two new bus services are being introduced

Two new bus services are being introduced

Two new bus services are being introduced

The addition of two new bus services by the National Transport Authority to the town has been broadly welcomed.

The NTA now intend to introduce two new routes - Route D4 and D5 - connecting Aston Village / Ballymakenny College to Southgate Shopping Centre - with two buses per hour on each route combining to give four buses an hour across the heart of Drogheda on the trunk section.

'This new package of measures will deliver better public transport services and help maintain our road network in Louth which is so important for regional connectivity,' said Fine Gael TD for Louth Fergus O'Dowd. 'The measures, announced by Minister of State at the Department of Transport will generate more than 1,300 jobs through a spend of €115 million on vital transport projects, and includes funding to allow new bus services to be introduced in Drogheda'.

The announcement of additional bus services for Drogheda relates to the NTA's plan to further develop the town bus network for Drogheda (including Bettystown (pictured) & Laytown) which has a combined population of about 52,000 people.

The NTA implemented the first route of the town service in mid-2016: Route D1 - Laytown via Bettystown to Drogheda. it is also intended to augment and rationalise Route 173 (orbital service) and re-image as a new Route D3 to form part of the overall town network and to integrate with D1/2 and D4/5.

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