Private coach operator bus stops to move from St. Patrick's Quay


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9th May 2022

St. Patrick's Quay is currently being upgraded as part of the MacCurtain Street Public Transport Improvement Scheme. The scheme will deliver shorter bus journey times for all bus passengers in Cork city due to an increased network of dedicated bus lanes and bus priority.


The current coach parking area on St. Patrick’s Quay is being permanently vacated from Monday 23rd May to Friday 27th May to enable construction of the improvement works. New coach facilities are now being developed within a few minutes’ walk of the existing location to provide dedicated coach parking facilities at the following locations – 


  •  St Patrick's Quay (east of Mary Elmes Bridge) for Cork Connects, Cobh Connects, Cronin's Coaches and BGM coaches
  • Lower Glanmire Road/MacCurtain Street (opposite Moody café) for Aircoach, Go Bus
  • Anderson's Quay (to the east of the Bus Station) for Dublin Coach and other services.


The new coach facilities are within a couple of minutes of St Patrick’s Quay and provide easy access to the city centre, bus station, train station etc. 


There is insufficient space available on St Patrick's Quay to accommodate the current, growing  demand for coach parking facilities as well as the development of much needed facilities for coach passengers and facilities other road users. New passenger facilities are being developed at each new location (seating, weather covered stands, passenger information, lighting etc) and set down/parking facilities will be available in all areas. 


Coach operators’ wish to have single end stops for all their services is being met under the new arrangements and all coach operators can continue to seek use of the existing and new Bus Eireann bus stops across the City.  


City Link , Killmallock Coaches and Paddywagon  will be availing of the existing bus stop on MacCurtain Street.

A public information programme, including temporary advance notice (signage), will be rolled out in advance of the changes so that intending passengers are fully aware of the new locations.

Clear maps showing the new bus stops will be displayed on St Patrick’s Quay and will also be available to view on and  All intending passengers should consult their service provider for up to date information. 

It is anticipated that the works on St Patricks Quay will be completed by late summer and include the provision of:

  • new wider footpaths
  • 2 way segregated cycle facilities
  • reorganised spaces for disabled parking, loading bays and set down spaces
  • reduced and upgraded coach parking.