The Go-Ahead Group has been chosen by Ireland’s National Transport Authority (NTA) to operate bus services in the Outer Dublin area.
The contract, which is the first open tender process run by the NTA, comprises 24 routes, 125 buses and around 350 drivers. Similar to the structure of Go-Ahead’s bus contracts in London and Singapore, the contract will run for five years, from late 2018, with a possible two year extension.
Go-Ahead chief executive David Brown says: “We are pleased to have the opportunity to work in partnership with the National Transport Authority to deliver a vital service to people living and working in and around Dublin. Ireland’s economic growth and planned public transport investments offer an exciting opportunity for us as we execute our strategy of targeted expansion into new markets.
“Drawing on expertise in employee engagement and customer experience gained in cities like London and Singapore, we will provide a service that links communities and takes care of people’s journeys.”