Bus Iron will no longer operate several major city-city expressway routes due to the Kovid-19 challenges.
The company has announced the closure of Dublin, Cork, Dublin, Galway, Dublin and Limerick Expressway services.
The Dublin to Belfast service should also be suspended indefinitely.
The decision was taken at the Bus Iron Board meeting held today after months of analysis and review.
No expiration date has been set yet, but changes may occur as early as next year when current commercial bus operator emergency support to Cork, Limerick and Galway routes ends.
The X51 service from Galway to Limerick and the X1 service from Dublin to Belfast have not received emergency funding, and services on these routes will be formally terminated in the next few months.
Stephen Kent, chief executive officer of the National Transportation Authority, said: “We have the opportunity to increase our bus services in Iran, Cork, Galway and Limerick, as well as other services in Lot and Meath, through stimulus measures on public transport. Agreement with NTA.
This extension will require more than a hundred drivers, and if we make the decision to consolidate our express highway network and opt out of expressway routes, there will be sustainable losses and thus job losses in a very difficult business environment. ”
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