New figures show the link between Limerick and Ballybrophy via Nenagh costs 10 million euro a year to run with only several dozen people using it daily.
So the subvention per passenger is around €750.
The issue is set to be raised at Tipperary County Council’s next SPC meeting as part of a wider discussion on Tipperary’s transport needs.
Director of Services Pat Slattery says the figures point to a problem
However Independent Councillor Joe Hannigan doesn’t believe scrapping the service is the answer