The National Transport Authority (NTA) received notification of planning approval by An Bord Pleanála for the Ballymun/Finglas to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme in March 2024. The Ballymun/Finglas to City Scheme is part of the BusConnects Dublin programme, a key element of the Government’s policy to improve public transport and address climate change. The objectives of the Scheme include provision of necessary bus, cycle, and walking infrastructure enhancements that will facilitate modal shift from car dependency contributing to an efficient, low carbon and climate resilient City.

The Ballymun / Finglas to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme commences at the St. Margaret’s Road junction on Ballymun Road and proceeds along Ballymun Road, St. Mobhi Road, Botanic Road, Prospect Road, Phibsborough Road, Constitution Hill and Church Street as far as the junction with Arran Quay / Ormond Quay on the River Liffey, and along Finglas Road from the St. Margaret’s Road junction to Prospect Road at Hart’s Corner, as well as provision of quiet-street cycle routes along the Royal Canal Bank in Phibsborough, and through the Markets Area from Constitution Hill to Ormond Quay.

Construction Stage:

Subject to completion of various processes, the NTA will now be developing a construction sequence taking account of any planning consents received, along with documentation to allow procurement to commence for the construction stage of the Scheme. It is expected that all twelve corridors will be completed in 2030 with the first construction contracts to be awarded at the end of 2024 and on-site construction commencing early next year. The construction of the corridors will be delivered on a phased basis in order to reduce the traffic impacts that could arise should all twelve be constructed concurrently. Detailed communication arrangements for the construction phase will be developed to ensure that residents, community groups, businesses and public representatives are kept fully informed and have access to relevant liaison personnel during the delivery of the Scheme.

The appropriate assessment screening and determination reports are available to download below, along with the latest update on the scheme.

More information on the Ballymun/Finglas to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme is available on the statutory planning application website at the following link