Christmas timetables for public transport in Louth

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Christmas timetables for public transport in Louth

Christmas timetables for public transport in Louth

Bus Éireann, Irish Rail and Matthews Coaches have released their timetables for Christmas. Here is a rundown of the services available over the festive period.

Bus Éireann

Courtesy of Bus Eireann

Buses will run every day across the Christmas holiday period - apart from December 25 - with services operating standard timetables with some exceptions.

  • 24 December – All city and commuter/rural services nationwide will operate up until approximately 21.00.
  • 25 December – No services operate on Christmas Day
  • 26 December – A full Sunday timetable will operate on all city & town routes, with reduced frequency on main commuter routes
  • 27 December – A full weekday service will operate with some minor exceptions**
  • 28 December – A full weekday service will operate with some minor exceptions**
  • 29 December – A full weekday service will operate with some minor exceptions**
  • 30 December – A full Saturday service will operate with some minor exceptions.
  • 31 December – A full Sunday service will operate with services operating until approximately 21.00.
  • 1 January – A full Sunday service will operate with some minor exceptions
  • 2 January – A full weekday service will operate 

**Route 103 & NX will operate a Saturday service from 27 to 29 December inclusive.

Dundalk town service:

  • 24 December – Sunday Service
  • 25 December – No Service
  • 26 December – Sunday Service
  • 27 December – Weekday Service
  • 28 December – Weekday Service
  • 29 December – Weekday Service
  • 30 December – Saturday Service
  • 31 December – Sunday Service
  • 1 January – Sunday Service
  • 2 January – Weekday Service

Expressway Services:

Irish Rail

Courtesy of IrishRail.ie

Sunday 24 December

  • Dublin/Belfast/Dublin Services: A normal Sunday service will operate.
  • Drogheda/Dundalk Services: A normal Sunday service will operate with the following alterations:
    • 20.15 Pearse/Dundalk will operate to Drogheda only.
    • 21.15 Pearse/Dundalk, 23.30 Pearse/Dundalk, 19.45 Drogheda/Pearse and 22.05 Drogheda/Connolly are cancelled.
    • An 18.50 Drogheda/Connolly operates

Christmas Day, Monday 25 & St. Stephen's Day, Tuesday 27 December, 2017

  • No services will operate on these days

Wednesday 27 December 2017

  • Belfast Services: A normal Wednesday service will operate with the following cancellation: 06.30 Newry/Connolly.
  • Drogheda/Dundalk Services: A Saturday service will operate with the following alteration: 08.40 Pearse/Dundalk will commence from Connolly at 08.50 hrs.

Thursday 28 and Friday 29 December 2017

  • Dublin/Belfast/Dublin services: A Saturday service will operate with the following cancellation: 06.30 Newry/Connolly.
  • Drogheda/Dundalk services: A Saturday service will operate with the following alteration: 06.30 Dundalk/Pearse operates.

Saturday 30 December 2017

  • A normal Saturday service will operate.

New Year's Eve Sunday 31 December 2017

  • Intercity services will operate a regular Sunday service with some alterations and cancellations until approximately 21:00 hrs.
  • Late night services will operate after midnight on Dundalk commuter route.  

New Year's Day Monday 1 January 2018

  • Belfast Enterprise services will operate a limited Sunday service with some cancellations.

Tuesday 2nd January 2018

  • Normal services resume on all routes

Matthews Coaches

Courtesy of Matthews.ie