Bus Éireann LC309, James Fintan Lawlor Ave Portlaoise, 07-07-2018
I was expecting an SC on this, so was quite pleased to see LC309 arrive - a type I've not seen too often, and definitely not in County Laois! The 171 reg vehicle spins round to start it's journey to Dublin.
The 124 is a now weekend only extension of the 126 service between Dublin and Kildare, with a very limited timetable of one round trip on a Saturday and an Eastbound trip on a Sunday, this is a remnant which provides the only through services at any time from points between Portlaoise and Kildare to Dublin City Centre.
There was previously a daily commuter service on this route whioch started back from Mountmellick, but this was dropped and replaced by a Martley's service, although that runs via the motorway from Portlaoise to Red Cow, not serving Ballybrittas or Monasterevin. The latter has had a significantly improved rail service however - a side effect of the ICR maintenance facility being in Portlaoise!
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