TFI Local Link Kildare South Dublin launches enhanced bus service from Dunlavin and Kilcullen to Newbridge

TFI Local Link Kildare South Dublin is enhancing bus services from Dunlavin and Kilcullen to Newbridge from the 7th of May 2024.
This enhancement is part of the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan which is a major national public transport initiative developed and funded by the National Transport Authority (NTA) as part of the Transport for Ireland (TFI) Network.

Route 892, formerly route 129, will now extend to Dunlavin and will operate 8 daily return services, with 4 daily return services extending to Dunlavin, Monday to Saturday. Additionally, the enhanced route will operate 7 daily return services, with 3 daily return services extending to Dunlavin, on Sunday.

The route will offer enhanced connectivity to villages and areas such as Dunlavin, Brannockstown, Kilcullen, Athgarvan, Newbridge Town Centre, Newbridge Train Station, Rosconnell, College Farm, & Newbridge College.

The route will also provide a peak-time and evening services as well as offering improved connectivity to regional bus and rail services in Kilcullen and Newbridge.

Speaking ahead of the launch, TFI Local Link Kildare South Dublin General Manager Alan Kerry, said:
“As we continue to grow the TFI Local Link Kildare South Dublin Network, we are confident that 892 will provide real and tangible alternatives to private car dependency for people living along this route. We have planned the timetable to offer connectivity to local train services, along with peak time arrivals into Newbridge to accommodate employment and education needs. Our weekend schedules we believe will again remove car dependency for people wishing to access their social activities. Along with recent reductions in public transport fares and the introduction of the Young Adult Cards, we are really hopeful that 892 will provide an additional catalyst to allow people to adopt public transport usage as part of their daily lives in rural Kildare”

Route 892 Dunlavin/Kilcullen to Newbridge – Service Amendment

Please be advised that from Thursday 09 May 2024, Avondale Drive and the stop opposite the Applegreen Service Station will not be served by Route 892. In the interim, please use the St. Brigid’s School Stop. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and will continue to work to find an alternative solution as quickly as possible.