Need to get from the Northside to Little Island?
Commuters on that route now have the option of taking a brand new bus service launching this Wednesday, July 7th, 2021… and you can try it out completely free of charge until the end of the month.
Cork Connect, a private bus service, will operate Route 210 which will transport members of the public between Cork’s Northside, the City Centre and Little Island, with 17 pick-up points along the route.
Initially starting with a fleet of four buses and six drivers, Cork Connect will provide luxury low-cost travel six days a week, Monday to Saturday. These modern 57-seater coaches boast wifi, charging points and air-conditioning as standard, and will be offering 32 services a day, with the first week-day bus of the day leaving the Apple Campus at 6.15am.
From 06.15 to 09.15 buses will run every 30 minutes and after that they will revert to hourly services. From 15:45 to 18:45 they will again have a 30-minute frequency, with the last bus of the evening being at 19:45.
In addition to Little Island and Hollyhill stops, Route 210 will also stop at Cathedral Road, Camden Place, Kent Train Station and Tivoli, with its terminus being at Eastgate Retail Village in Little Island.
‘A dynamic connected city’
An estimated 18,000 people either work in Little Island or visit the 1,000 companies based there daily.
“With the sheer volumes of residents and commuters along the Route 210 corridor, it seemed crazy that there was no bus service available to them,” said Cork Connect Company Director, Thomas Kavanagh.
“This new service will deliver its part of an integrated transport network that will assist the sustainable growth of the Cork Metropolitan Area as a dynamic connected city, by profoundly increasing the public transport offering on this new corridor.”
To celebrate the launch of Cork Connect, for the month of July this route will be free for all passengers. From August on, once fares resume, an adult travelling the entire route can do so for as little as €4 one way or €6 return.