There's bad news for some bus users in Waterford this morning.
Suirway bus company have announced that they'll stop operating public transport bus services after October 31st.
The Passage East-based company currently operate routes from Waterford city serving Dunmore East, Portlaw and Passage East.
According to the Waterford News & Star this morning, Brian Lynch, Managing Director of Suirway said:
“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.”
The business will be wound down in an orderly manner and all creditors will be paid in full, the statement said.