The 16 corridors identified in the proposals represent the most heavily used bus routes in the current bus network and will remain key corridors under the redesigned network of bus services. The statistics below show the annual bus passenger journeys per corridor and the % growth from 2014-2017.
Some stats on buses & annual bus passenger journeys per corridor
The network redesign is the redesign of bus services, the first public consultation phase on the network redesign took place between July and September 2018. Around 30,000 submissions including signed petitions and online survey responses were received, the submissions are being reviewed and assessed. Following this process a revised network design will be published during 2019 for a second public consultation.
Click on the following link to view our easy to read explanation of the differences between the network redesign and the core bus corridor projects.
It is envisaged that the implementation of the final network will take place in 2020. The network redesign can be implemented on the existing road network with some enhancements at key interchange locations.
To answer this it is necessary to give a background on bus infrastructure, as part of the development of the Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area (GDA), a number of studies have been undertaken which have identified those routes where the demand for travel necessitates significant levels of infrastructural investment in order to minimise delays to bus services. Arising from this analysis, a “Core Bus Network” was identified for the overall region.
The Core Bus Network will serve significant origins and destinations across the Dublin Metropolitan Area and throughout the GDA, particularly those locations not directly served by heavy rail and light rail. It will also provide greater opportunity for reliable and convenient interchange with these services.
At the heart of the BusConnects programme is the proposal to develop continuous bus lanes, as far as is practicable, along the busiest bus corridors; we want to remove the current delays and uncertainties, so that in the future, bus journeys will be faster, more punctual and more reliable. Following the publication of the Transport Strategy, the National Transport Authority (NTA) proceeded with planning and design work to develop initial proposals for each corridor.
If your property is potentially impacted by the proposals, a letter will have been hand delivered to the property and details of how to engage with the NTA are detailed in that letter. A dedicated property liaison representative will be available to meet with individual property owners and provide regular updates on the project. For more details refer to your letter.
The public consultation for the sixteen core bus corridors will take place on a phased basis starting from the 14th November 2018 and will run until May 2019. The public consultation for the first 4 corridors has now commenced and will end on the 15th of February 2019, for more information and to make a submission click here: Public Consultation page.
Each bus in the Dublin Bus fleet is fitted with an AVL system – this stands for automatic vehicle location and allows us to know exactly how long each bus journey takes and importantly where along its journey it gets delayed with congestion and loses time. All of this data and our transport modelling enables us to show where the times savings can be made and by how much on each corridor.