TFI Local Link is the national brand for the Rural Transport Programme that is managed by the National Transport Authority. The aim of TFI Local Link is to provide quality nationwide community based public transport in rural Ireland that responds to local needs.
TFI Local Link Mayo co-ordinate the delivery of community transport services under the TFI Local Link brand for the NTA with support from Mayo County Council. In Mayo, services are developed to prevent rural isolation and social exclusion. There are currently 46 Demand Responsive Routes (DRT’s), this means our vehicles alter their routes based on particular transport demand rather than using a fixed route. There is one Rural Regular Service that runs 6 days per week, twice daily between Belmullet and Castlebar via Mulranny.
TFI Local Link Mayo have a contract with the Department of Rural and Community Development to manage the ferry service at Inisbiggle. This links Island dwellers to the mainland daily. This contract includes a bus service linking islanders to the TFI Local Link routes to Belmullet and Achill as well as other public transport services. The department also fund seasonal routes to the National Park and Greenway from Westport to Ballycory (currently not in operation due to Covid restrictions) .
TFI Local Link Mayo services typically pick-up and drop-off passengers at their own door and bring them to where they need to go like the post office, community centre, health care service or to the bank.
Services We Are Providing
Demand Responsive Transport
TFI Local Link Mayo bus services are Door-to-Door Routes which operate a pick up and drop off at the door service. They operate on a Demand Responsive element and respond to requests for services by intending passengers. Pre booking with the Local Link is required.
Primary Community and Continuing Care
TFI Local Link Mayo are contracted by HSE to deliver transport services where there are gaps in public service provision for adults attending day services, vocational training centre and specialised services. This transport is arranged on a referral basis through the HSE.
TFI Local Link Mayo are contracted to deliver transport services to renal dialysis patients attending Mayo University Hospital. This transport is arranged on a referral basis through the hospital.
Public transport capacity restrictions no longer in placeSeptember 1, 2021
The National Transport Authority announced that from Wednesday 1st September buses, trams and trains will return to full capacity. This means that seating will no longer be blocked off on-board services. As we welcome people back to Local Link services, the safety of our customers remains our priority: The wearing of a face-covering on public transport […]
Public transport capacity has Increased to 75%July 16, 2021
As Covid-19 restrictions on public transport are gradually eased, from Monday 19th July the capacity on buses trams and trains will increase from 50% to 75%. This means that a bus that pre-Covid could carry say 32 people seated, and which has been carrying 16 this week, will now be able to accommodate 24. From […]
We had a great trip to Donegal and must say our driver was very helpful and accompanying. Attached is a photo of the group and the other on board the bus Hope this will be of benefit. Thank you for your help and look forward to using Local link sometime in the future.