NTA publishes local ‘BusConnects’ network review brochures
Interactive maps and route comparison table also live
A range of additional materials and resources relating to the proposed new bus services under the Dublin Area Bus Network Review plan are now available at BusConnects.ie. These materials have been prepared as part of the public consultation process that is now underway.
- Six area-based information brochures, each covering a sector of the city;
- New “Where Can I Go with BusConnects” tool showing how far you could go in 30, 45 and 60 minutes in the new network; and
- A comparison table listing existing Dublin Bus routes and showing which new services replace them under the proposed plan.
Each of the six area brochures provides information about the overall plan, but also provides detail about how the changes will affect bus users at local level in the following areas:
- Outer North: including Balbriggan, Skerries, Lusk, Rush, Donabate, Swords, Malahide, Portmarnock
- North: including Coolock, Artane, Beaumont, Finglas, Ballymun, Balgriffin, Donaghmede, Raheny, Howth, Donnycarney, Druncondra, Glasnevin, Phibsboro, Cabra
- North/West: including Dunboyne, Leixlip, Maynooth, Blanchardstown, Castleknock, Celbridge, Lucan, Adamstown, Clondalkin, Liffey Valley
- South/ West: including: Ballyfermot, Kylemore, Rathcoole, Tallaght, Saggart,
- South: Including Knocklyon, Ballyboden, Rathfarnam, Templeogue, Dundrum, Goatstown, Sandyford, Mount Merrion, Dun Laoghaire, Sallynoggin, Bray
- Outer South: Including Enniskerry, Greystones, Delgany and Kilmacanogue.
They include maps which show the routes and mid-day frequencies of the proposed new services, along with details of additional peak-only services.
We will be distributing printed copies of these while we are out meeting communities over the coming weeks, but we wanted to make them available online to everybody immediately.
They are available at: /initiatives/dublin-area-bus-network-redesign-local-area-brochures/
Also live at BusConnects.ie is an interactive map that will help users explore the proposed bus network redesign. It has two components as follows:
- “Where Can I Go?” Click a location, and the tool shows you how the plan changes where you can get to, in 30, 45, or 60 minutes midday, including the average waiting time at the start of your trip. It also shows you the change in the number of jobs or school enrolments that you can get to in that time.
- “Show Routes” This gives you an interactive layer showing all the proposed new routes, and allowing a user to see each individual route highlighted by hovering over it. This is a good tool for exploring the new network, and seeing how you could make various trips within it.
Route Comparison Table
We are also publishing a comparison table listing every existing Dublin Bus route showing which routes replace it under the proposed plan.
Our network redesign will mean that al bus users will experience a change, in some way, to the services they use. For some, that may mean no more than a change in the number that appears on the front of their bus. For others, it may involve their bus going a different way to their destination. In a small number of cases, it may require a passenger to interchange from one bus to another.
This guide will make it easier for users to identify what precisely the proposals will mean for them.
Hugh Creegan, Deputy CEO of the NTA said: “We have found that these materials are really helpful in explaining to members of the public, the actual changes that will come about under our proposals.
“When we were in Finglas last week, we met with several hundred people, including some people who had presumed that under our proposals, that their services were going to be scrapped, or that their journeys would be more difficult.
“They were delighted when we were able to demonstrate to them that in fact, for the vast majority of people, there will be an improvement in frequency and an improvement in the range of places they will be able to get to easily.”