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Local Link Louth Meath and Fingal

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Q: What is Community Transport?
Q: What is Local Link Louth Meath & Fingal?
Q: Who can avail of Local Link Louth Meath & Fingal?
Q: What Local Link Louth Meath & Fingal services are available?
Q: How much does it cost?
Q: What are the advantages of Local Link Louth Meath & Fingal?
Q: How do I book Local Link Louth Meath & Fingal?
Q: How many vehicles do you have?
Q: Can anyone use your service?
Q: Do you have wheelchair access onto the busses?
Q: Can you pick me up and drop me off outside my house?
Q: How do I book a seat?
Q: Can I reserve a seat on the bus every week for a period of time?
Q: Do you accept free travel passes?
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Q: What is Community Transport?
A: Community Transport is a response by the government to the shortfall of available public transport in rural areas.
This includes:
  • People who live off the main transport routes
  • Young people who have no access to public transport
  • People with disabilities who need accessible transport
  • Community groups with limited funding who have transport needs
  • People in rural areas with limited access to health care services

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Q: What is Local Link Louth Meath and Fingal?
A: Local Link Louth Meath and Fingal is the community transport programme service for the counties and beyond. It was established by an appointed committee (Meath Accessible Transport) under the Rural Transport Programme (RTP) 
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Q: Who can avail of services?
A: Anybody – we  aim to serve as many people as possible regardless of any disadvantage whether is it social, physical, economic, or geographic.
This includes:
  • Older people
  • Young people
  • Parents with children
  • People with disabilities
  • Community groups

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 Q: What  services are available?
A: we operates a broad range of services.
These include:
  • Weekly services to access pension, shopping and hospitals etc.
  • Services to access active retirement groups.
  • Services for groups to attend activities.
  • Cinema services from rural areas.
  • Daily services to access education, employment and training.
  • Services for disability groups.
  • Individual services to access health appointments.

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Q: How much does it cost?
A: Regular services
All routes have set fares.
Free travel pass holders: Can use their pass on these services and do not have to pay.
Children and students: Cost is half that of the adult fare.
Adults: Depending on the service, the prices vary but are all very reasonable.
Chartered Services
On chartered services or once off trips, there is a nominal charge for everybody, including F.T.P. holders. Prices for chartered trips are available on request. If you wish to hire any of buses, drivers or passenger assistants please contact the office for prices.
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Q: What are the advantages of Local Link Louth Meath and Fingal?
A: The advantages of Local Link Louth Meath and Fingal are:
  • We accept Free Travel Pass
  • We pick up door to door on request
  • If a regular service is needed in your area, we will provide one
  • We will plan our service to suit you or your community
  • We welcome new passengers
  • We appreciate feedback
  • Our vehicles are fully accessible
  • We have rigorous safety checks
  • Every seat has a seat belt
  • We have trained drivers
  • We have trained passenger assistants

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Q: How do I book as seat?
A: To secure a seat , you must ring the office or the bus to book your seat. You can ring:
Phone:   046 907 4830
Text:       086 602 7009

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 Q: How many vehicles do you have?
A: At present we have 25 buses on the road. They range from 8 seaters up to 18 seater buses. we also use private operators throughout the county to broaden the amount of services they can use. 

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Q: Can anyone use your service?
A: Yes, the service is open for everybody to use. 
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Q: Do you have wheelchair access onto the busses?
A: Yes, all our buses are accessible and our drivers and passenger assistants are all fully trained. 
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 Q: Can you pick me up and drop me off outside my house?
A: Yes: all our timetabled services offer a door to door service. If you would liked to be picked up outside your house please phone the office to book your seat so we know where to pick you up from. 

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Q: How do I book a seat?
A: The seats must be booked through the office, before 4.30pm the evening prior to travelling.

 

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Q: Can I reserve a seat on the bus every week for a period of time?
A: Yes, It is possible to block book a seat if travelling every week. To book this we advise you to book through the office so we know exactly when you are travelling. If unable to travel one week when you are blocked booked it is vitally important that you phone the office the day prior to travelling to make us aware.

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Q: Do you accept free travel passes?
A: Yes, we accept all free travel passes.
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Q Your question not answered?
If your question is not answered on this page or anywhere throughout our website please do not hesitate to contact us.