Monday, September 12, 2022

Brian Lynch, Managing Director of Suirway

Waterford’s Suirway bus company have announced that they will cease operating public transport bus services after October 31.

The third generation family business based in Passage East, currently operate routes from Waterford city serving Dunmore East, Portlaw and Passage East.

Suirway have operated these routes for many years under License from The Department of Transport and have given a dedicated service to the local community since 1899.

Brian Lynch, Managing Director of Suirway stated : “We have notified the National Transport Authority of our intentions and have requested local TD’s and Councillors to engage with the NTA to ensure State funded replacement services are put in place as soon as is possible.”

He also said that, “I wishe to express regret for any inconvenience caused to the company’s customers and would like to thank all Suirway’s clients for their valued support over the last 123 years.

“Following a prolonged period of extremely difficult trading since the onset of Covid-19 the company has experienced reduced passenger footfall. Unfortunately it is no longer possible for Suirway to operate these routes on a commercial basis.

“Other contributory factors including national transport policy landscape, impending sustainability considerations and global events have led to the withdrawal of services.”

Suirway operate a small network of local Commuter Bus Services and also offer bespoke Executive Coach Hire and Tourism Services with a Local, National and  International client base.

The business will be wound down in an orderly manner and all creditors will be paid in full, the statement said.

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