Welcome back to Galway Chamber’s Business of the Week series. Today, GoBus.ie launched their new Ballina – Galway City Service.
The award winning National transport and coach company GoBus.ie, celebrating 10 years in business, announces over €1m investment and 10 brand new jobs for the West as it expands its services and launches its first ever Regional Connect Route between Ballina, Co Mayo and Galway City from today; April 1st. This is no April Fool!
With 10 daily departures, 7 days a week, GoBus.ie is offering commuters from Ballina, Castlebar, Claremorris, Tuam and Galway City and the surrounding hinterland the opportunity to travel for college, work, hospital appointments, shopping or leisure.
To mark the launch of the new service, GoBus.ie will have an introductory fare of just €5 for any one way trip on the route which can be paid directly to the driver.
GoBus.ie will bring the same high quality Customer Experience ethos from their Galway – Dublin – Airport route to this new venture which will be serviced by the award winning Volvo 9700 coaches, complete with free WiFi and power sockets for all passengers’ convenience.
“After 10 successful years of Non Stop coach transfers between Galway and Dublin, we are now delighted to expand our services with a route connecting Ballina, Mayo and Galway City and make a significant €1m investment Regionally” says Jim Burke, MD GoBus.ie, “We are thrilled to appoint Alan Fitzgerald as our Operations Manager in Ballina where we are creating 10 new jobs on this new route. Alan knows and understands the GoBus.ie ethos of delivering a punctual service which is focused on giving comfort, efficiency and value for money and more importantly he knows the Ballina and Mayo market”.
Jim Burke has over 30 years’ experience in the coach transport business and he knows and understands intimately the needs of the travelling public. Flexibility, choice, personal service in addition to the utmost in safety and comfort are the company hallmarks while ensuring commuters have access to power sockets and WIFI for all mobile devices thus endeavouring to give the absolute GoBus.ie travel experience. Such commitment to service has yielded much recognition for GoBus.ie. The company’s commitment to value for money for its customers is a priority offering inexpensive fares and ultimately generating savings for the customer, in avoiding fuel costs, toll charges, and parking charges and allows relaxing and stress free travel for the leisure and business traveller alike.
Family Owned, Galway Based Business
GoBus.ie with its head office in Galway City and coach depot at Corofin, Co Galway, is a family owned and managed business by Galway and Corofin businessman Jim Burke and his three sons, Dara, Transport Manager, Donal, Fleet Manager and Cian as Depot Supervisor. Collectively, the Burke family and their team of 60 have built up an unblemished reputation for customer service.
GoBus.ie will continue to lead the way in Ireland’s transport sector as the award winning coach provider connecting the West and the Wild Atlantic Way with Dublin and International travel. The recent investment in Regional Connectivity marks the start of the second decade of GoBus.ie’s ambition to continue to connect the travelling public regionally and nationally.
For further information on the new service from GoBus.ie, you can contact their offices on 091 56 46 00, visit https://www.gobus.ie/Ballina or follow GoBusGalway on Facebook and @GoBusGalway on Twitter.