A free shuttle bus service, funded by Strabane District Council, will be running six days a week in Strabane town from now until Christmas Eve.
Strabane District Council and Strabane Town Forum has introduced a free shuttle bus departing from ASDA to Lower Main Street, Main Street and into Market Street where it will stop to pick up and set down passengers at the back of DV8. The bus will then travel into Abercorn Square, Railway Road and back to ASDA again.
The bus will operate Monday to Saturday from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm every 30 minutes.
The Chairman of Council, Councillor Ruairi McHugh, said: “Strabane District Council is striving to revitalize and promote the towns in the district and work with its businesses to enhance the shopping experience. This free shuttle bus offers customers to Strabane an easy and accessible way into all areas of the town and I would urge everyone to use it to get all those last minute Christmas gifts and goodies which Strabane has to offer.”
The Chairman of Strabane Town Forum, Councillor Brian McMahon, explained: “The purpose of Strabane Town Forum is to encourage and promote the development of Strabane town as an attractive, positive shopping experience, and hopefully this free shuttle bus service will provide customers the opportunity to shop in all areas of the town and not have to think about parking.”
Acting President of Strabane Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Declan Hughes, also welcomed the pilot scheme. “It gives people more choice when they arrive in Strabane to move freely and easily between both retail locations. We hope that people who would not normally use the retail parks or who do not usually go into the town centre will now be encouraged to venture in to all areas of the town and appreciate how much the whole of Strabane has to offer.”