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Monday, 4th November 2019

Matthews.ie upgrades service to UCD, changes Bettystown route

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For full timetables and details of changes to services see Matthews.ie

UCD service will go via the Port Tunnel

Matthews.ie have announced changes to their UCD service designed to speed up the commute for those travelling to and from the north east to Dublin's southside.

From Monday November 11, Matthews.ie will be adding new service times as well as route changes to avoid heavy traffic.

“It was important for us to streamline this popular commuter service,” said Managing Director Paddy Matthews.

“Commuters to the southside as well as UCD students will see a quicker commute as well as more choice on service times.
“We will now travel via the Port Tunnel in the morning, which will greatly reduce travel times for this service.

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“We have listened to our customers and diverted this route from Clare Street, which sees heavy delays during commuting hours.
"We are also announcing changes to our stops on the Bettystown route."

In addition to the existing times, the Dundalk – Drogheda – UCD service will see new services at 06:00 and 07:00 on the UCD-bound morning service and 16:10 and 18:10 on the Dundalk-bound evening service.

The Bettystown-UCD service will also benefit from new services, with coaches running at 06:20 on the morning service to UCD and 18:15 on the evening service to Bettystown.

Thanks to customer feedback, both routes on the Matthews.ie UCD service will now take the Port Tunnel on the morning service, which will now serve the following stops: North Wall Quay Convention Centre, Westland Row and Merrion Street.

These will replace the current stops at Cathal Brugha Street, Sherriff Street, Nassau Street and Kildare Street.

In the evening, the route home will no longer service the Clare Street stop and will instead serve Westland Row.

Please note that to streamline the service, a number of stops are also being retired from the Bettystown route, all of which are serviced by other existing stops within walking distance.

Coaches travelling towards Dublin City Centre will now stop at Southgate, Donacarney Church, Donacarney Little, Donacarney School, Bettaghastown Cross, Castlemartin, Tesco, Bettystown Village, Inse Bay, Laytown Railway Station, Julianstown Public House, Whitecross, Mosney Cross and City North Business Campus before reaching Dublin.

Please note that while the stops at Bettystown Village and Donacarney Little will be in operation on the service towards Dublin City Centre, on the service home towards Bettystown these stops will not be in operation.

These changes will apply across the Matthews.ie Bettystown services, including the Dublin, IFSC and UCD services.

For full timetables see Matthews.ie.matthews.ie

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