The National Transport Authority (NTA) received notification of planning approval by An Bord Pleanála in 2024 for the Swords to City Centre Scheme. The Swords 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 appropriate assessment screening and determination reports are available to download below.

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 by 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.  During 2024, 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.

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