Bus Éireann awarded new five-year Direct Award contract with the National Transport Authority (NTA).

Bus Éireann awarded new five-year Direct Award contract with the National Transport Authority (NTA).

  • Contract worth in excess of €800 million, over 5 years
  • Includes delivery of services for 218 routes nationally
  • In excess of 220 million customer journeys to be provided over the course of the contract

Bus Éireann has signed a new five-year Direct Award contract with the National Transport Authority (NTA) for the delivery of public transport services across Ireland. The contract is worth in excess of €800 million and includes the delivery of services for 218 routes nationwide.

At the signing of the contract today (December 1st 2019) Bus Éireann Chairman, Aidan Murphy, said: “Bus Éireann is very pleased to be awarded this new contract, which is a very strong recognition of the high standards of service we have delivered over the past five years. We are grateful that the NTA have entrusted us to continue delivering public transport services nationwide, and we look forward to our future positive collaboration.”

Bus Éireann Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Kent said; “We are very proud to be awarded this new contract by the NTA. It is a testament to all of our staff, who dedicate themselves in providing a safe, excellent and quality service to our customers. Bus Éireann has delivered strong passenger growth in 2019, and we are delighted to have played our part in conjunction with the NTA by significantly growing usage of public transport. Over the course of this new contract, we look forward to delivering further growth through new fleet, a strong customer experience focus and more service improvements to meet growing demand throughout Ireland.”

National Transport Authority Chief Executive Officer Anne Graham said; “PSO bus routes provide a very important public service to communities all over Ireland as part of the Transport for Ireland (TFI) public transport network. Customers expect and deserve a safe, reliable and quality bus service and under this contract, we are challenging Bus Éireann to meet those expectations. Passenger numbers are on the increase nationwide, which is important as we seek to reduce our carbon emissions and congestion in our cities, and the 218 services included in this contract will support these objectives.”

This new five-year Direct Award contract with the National Transport Authority will commence on Sunday the 1st of December 2019.