Local Link is the national brand for the Rural Transport Programme that is managed by the National Transport Authority. The aim of Local Link is to provide quality nationwide community based public transport in rural Ireland that responds to local needs.
Local Link Mayo co-ordinate the delivery of community transport services under the 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 45 Demand Responsive Routes. This means our vehicles alter their routes based on particular transport demand rather than using a fixed route.
Local Link have a contract with the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht 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 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.
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
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
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.
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.
- April 4, 2020
At the COVID-19 press conference on March 27th, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health Simon Harris, and Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan outlined new public health restrictions. From a Local Link Mayo transport perspective, we recommend the public should not use public transport unless absolutely necessary. Local link Mayo services will continue to enable people to access essential services and will ensure social distancing and vehicle hygiene.
- March 27, 2020
Local Link Mayo rural transport services will continue as normal apart services to schools and community centres that are now closed. Please ensure that you pre book your seat as places are reduced in some areas as we adhere to social distancing and public health guidelines issued by the Chief Medical Officer and the HSE. A number of Local Link services are offering to deliver critical medical supplies to the elderly, the vulnerable and sick who live alone within rural areas during the coming weeks. All drivers are Garda vetted and have undertaken relevant training in particular regarding supporting vulnerable adults
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.