BusConnects is the National Transport Authority's programme to greatly improve bus services across the Dublin region. Dublin is growing and needs a bus network that works for a developing city. Its aim is to deliver an enhanced bus system that is better for the city, its people and the environment. With more buses, more often, to more places, BusConnects is designed to provide a better, more reliable and more efficient bus service for everyone.
Last year we held our first round of public consultation on the bus network redesign. The feedback showed us what we got right and what needed a rethink. Based on that input, we've refined our design for the new bus network. We've amended our initial proposals to address many of the issues raised, leading to a better overall network.
This brochure provides details of the proposed bus routes in your area and where they will connect to. It is one of 31 brochures covering the whole region.
All of the brochures and full details of the overall network are available on the BusConnects website www.busconnects.ie
We will be holding Public Information events in various locations over the coming weeks where our team will be happy to explain details of the proposals, and answer any questions you might have. Details of these events are available on the BusConnects website, and will be advertised widely.
If you require additional information that is not available in this brochure or on our website, call us on Freephone 1800 303 653
What do you think about the amended bus network? This second round of public consultation allows you to give your views on the proposals. You can give us your comments electronically using the feedback form.
Simply go to www.busconnects.ie
Alternatively you can send your comments in writing to: Dublin Area Bus Network Redesign, National Transport Authority, Dún Scéine, Harcourt Lane, Dublin 2, D02 WT20 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for submissions can be checked at www.busconnects.ie
Spines are very frequent routes made up of individual bus services timetabled to work together along a corridor. At the end of the corridor, the individual services branch off to serve different areas. E.g. where bus services A1, A2, A3 and A4 join together that forms the A-Spine
|B1||UCD||Nutley Lane - Merrion Rd - Pembroke Rd - City Centre (Quays, Merrion Sq) - Navan Rd - Blanchardstown - Ongar Rd||Ongar||Every 10-15 mins|
|B2||UCD||Nutley Lane - Merrion Rd - Pembroke Rd - City Centre (Quays, Merrion Sq) - Navan Rd - Blanchardstown - Huntstown Way - Clonsilla Rd||Ongar||Every 10-15 mins|
|B3||Dun Laoghaire||Monkstown - Blackrock - Merrion Rd - Pembroke Rd - City Centre (Quays, Merrion Sq) - Navan Rd - Blanchardstown - Castlecurragh||Tyrrelstown||Every 10-15 mins|
|B4||Killiney||Rochestown Ave - Stradbrook - Blackrock - Merrion Rd - Pembroke Rd - City Centre (Quays, Merrion Sq) -Navan Rd||Blanchardstown||Every 10-15 mins|
|C1||Sandymount||Ringsend - Grand Canal Dock - Pearse St - City Centre (Quays) - Chapelizod Bypass - Lucan Bypass - Foxborough - Griffeen Rd||Adamstown||Every 30 mins|
|C2||Sandymount||Ringsend - Grand Canal Dock - Pearse St - City Centre (Quays) - Chapelizod Bypass - Lucan Bypass - Foxborough - Griffeen Ave||Adamstown||Every 30 mins|
|C3||Ringsend Bus Garage||Grand Canal Dock - Pearse St - City Centre (Quays) - Chapelizod Bypass - N4 - Lucan - Leixlip||Maynooth||Every 30 mins|
|C4||Ringsend Bus Garage||Grand Canal Dock - Pearse St - City Centre (Quays) - Chapelizod Bypass - N4 - Lucan||Celbridge||Every 30 mins|
|E1||Bray||Shankill - N11 - Stillorgan Rd - Donnybrook - City Centre (O'Connell St, St.Stephen's Green) - Phibsborough - St Mobhi Rd - Glasnevin -Ballymun||Balbutcher Lane||Every 10-15 mins|
|E2||Dun Laoghaire||Kill Lane - Stillorgan Rd - Donnybrook - City Centre (O'Connell St, St. Stephens Green) - Phibsborough - St Mobhi Rd - Glasnevin - BallyMun - Balbutcher Lane - St Margaret's Rd||Charlestown||Every 10-15 mins|
Orbital services operate around the city. They provide connections between suburbs and town centres without having to travel into the city centre. They also provide connections to Rail, Luas or other bus routes.
|O||Heuston Station||Phibsborough - North Circular Rd - Custom House - South Circular Rd - St James's Hospital (Loop Service)||Heuston Station||Every 5-10 mins|
|S2||Sean Moore Road||Sandymount - Ballsbridge - Ranelagh - Rathmines - Kimmage - Rialto - St James's Hospital||Heuston Station||Every 10-15 mins|
|S4||UCD||Bird Ave- Dartry - Terenure - KCR - Crumlin - Kylemore Rd - Ballyfermot||Liffey Valley||Every 10-15 mins|
|S6||Blackrock||Mount Merrion - UCD - Dundrum - Rathfarnham - Firhouse||Tallaght||Every 10-15 mins|
Other city bound services operate into Dublin City Centre. These services are not part of any Spine, and operate to their own timetable.
|7||Merrion Sq||O'Connell St - Phibsborough - Glasnevin - Tolka Estate -Jamestown Rd||Charlestown||Every 20-25 mins|
|8||Merrion Sq||O'Connell St - Phibsborough - Glasnevin - Ballygall Rd - Charlestown||Airport||Every 20-25 mins|
|10||Ticknock||Sandyford Village - Sandyford Ind Est - Goatstown - Clonskeagh - Ranelagh - Merrion Sq||Mountjoy Sq||Every 30 mins|
|11||Belarmine||Sandyford Village - Dundrum Rd - Milltown - Ranelagh - Merrion Sq||Mountjoy Sq||Every 60 mins|
|12||Enniskerry||Stepaside- Belarmine - Sandyford Village - Dundrum Rd - Milltown - Ranelagh - Merrion Sq||Mountjoy Sq||Every 60 mins|
|34||Burlington Rd||City Centre (Gardiner St, Merrion Sq) - Phibsborough - Navan Rd - Castleknock - Diswellstown||Blanchardstown||Every 20-25 mins|
|35||Burlington Rd||City Centre (Gardiner St, Merrion Sq) - Phibsborough - Navan Rd - Auburn Ave - Castleknock||Blanchardstown||Every 20-25 mins|
|36||Ballsbridge||City Centre (Gardiner St, Merrion Sq) - Phibsborough - Faussagh Ave - Cabra - Ratoath Rd||Ashtown||Every 10-15 mins|
|82||Merrion Sq||City Centre (Gardiner St) - Drumcondra - Santry - Swords Rd - River Valley - Swords||Glen Ellan Rd||Every 10-15 mins|
|98||Loughlinstown Park||Sallynoggin - Dún Laoghaire - Blackrock - Merrion Rd - Ballsbridge - City Centre (Merrion Sq)||Mountjoy Sq||Every 60 mins|
Local services provide important connections within local areas, linking to local retail centres and to onward transport connections (e.g. to Rail and Luas, or Spine routes) .
|213||Kiltiernan||Stepaside - Sandyford Ind Est - Stillorgan - Nutley Lane - St Vincent's Hospital - Sydney Parade - Sandymount||Ringsend Bus Garage||Every 60 mins|
Peak-time services operate during the peak travel periods, generally weekday mornings and evenings.
|301||Kilcoole||Charlesland - Greystones - Bray Southern Cross - N11 - UCD - St Stephen's Green||Townsend St||Peak Only|
|302||Newcastle||Kilcoole - Charlesland - Greystones - Bray Southern Cross - Cherrywood - UCD - St Stephen's Green||Townsend St||Peak Only|
|311||Shankill||Ballybrack - Baker's Corner - Stillorgan - UCD - St Stephen's Green||Townsend St||Peak Only|
|313||Kiltiernan||Stepaside - Sandyford Ind Est - Stillorgan||UCD||Peak Only|
|316||Whitechurch||Ballinteer - Sandyford Ind Est - Stillorgan||UCD||Peak Only|
|322||Adamstown||Lucan Village - Chapelizod Bypass - Heuston Station - Custom House - Merrion Sq - Ballsbridge - St Vincent's Hospital||UCD||Peak Only|
|326||Maynooth||Leixlip - Lucan Bypass - Chapelizod Bypass - Heuston Station - Custom House - Merrion Sq - Ballsbridge - St Vincent's Hospital||UCD||Peak Only|
|327||Celbridge||Lucan Bypass - Chapelizod Bypass - Heuston Station - Custom House - Merrion Sq - Ballsbridge - St Vincent's Hospital||UCD||Peak Only|
|328||Celbridge||Lucan Bypass - Chapelizod Bypass - Heuston Station - Custom House - Merrion Sq - Ballsbridge - St Vincent's Hospital||UCD||Peak Only|
|355||Dunawley||Clondalkin - Bluebell - Inchicore - Heuston Station - Custom House||Ringsend Bus Garage||Peak Only|
|356||Greenogue Business Park||Newcastle - Nangor Rd - Bluebell - Inchicore - Heuston Station - Custom House||Ringsend Bus Garage||Peak Only|
|380||Wendell Ave||Malahide - Seabury - Holywell - M1 - Port Tunnel - Custom House - Merrion Sq - St Stephen's Green - Rathmines - Dartry - Clonskeagh||UCD||Peak Only|
|381||Seabury||Malahide - Portmarnock - Baldoyle - Clontarf - Fairview - Custom House - Merrion Sq - St Stephen's Green - Donnybrook||UCD||Peak Only|
|382||Applewood||Donabate - M1 - Port Tunnel - Custom House - Merrion Sq - Ballsbridge - St Vincent's Hospital||UCD||Peak Only|
|383||Portrane||Donabate - M1 - Port Tunnel - Custom House - Merrion Sq - Ballsbridge - St Vincent's Hospital||UCD||Peak Only|
|384||Knocksedan||Rathbeale Rd - Pavilions Shopping Centre - Holywell - M1 - Port Tunnel - Custom House - Merrion Sq - St Stephen's Green - Donnybrook||UCD||Peak Only|
|385||Skerries||Rush - Lusk - M1 - Port Tunnel - Custom House - Merrion Sq - Ballsbridge - St Vincent's Hospital||UCD||Peak Only|
|393||Rathcoole||Saggart - City West - Newland's Cross - Bluebell - Inchicore - Heuston Station - Custom House||Ringsend Bus Garage||Peak Only|
BusConnects will have all new route numbers. That means that although some of the bus numbers will remain, routes will not be the same as they are today. For example the new route of the 16 service will not be the same as the current 16 route.
We will simplify fares across bus, Luas and DART. There will be two Leap fares
With the "90 Minute Ticket", you won't have to pay extra to change between buses and Luas or between DART and buses or between buses.
Bus passes and tax saver tickets will continue to work as they do today.
The new bus network will be introduced in phases. The first phase will be implemented in early 2021 and the full roll-out of the network will take approximately two years. So there will be plenty of time to get familiar with your new routes and bus numbers.
How BusConnects gets you where you want to go.
C1 and C2 spines run to Grand Canal Dock by Bath Avenue, then to Strand Road and St Johns.
B spine passes through Pembroke Road to Merrion Road and continues on Rock Road. B1, B2 and S4 terminus at UCD.
E spine crosses Haddington Road though Morehampton Road and continues on Stillorgan Road.
Terminus for C3, C4 and local route 213 at Ringsend. Terminus for 82, 7 and 8 at Merrion Square. Terminus for 34 and 35 at Burlington Road. Terminus for B1, B2 and S4 at UCD.
Orbital route S2 proceeds from Sean Moore St to Beach Road, through Sandymount to Pembroke Road, then through Waterloo Road and Appian Way.
Orbital route O crosses Mount Street to Haddington Road.
Orbital route S4 travels along Bird Avenue, through Wynnsward Drive to UCD.
Orbital route S6 comes from Mount Merrion to UCD, then proceeds along Stillorgan Road to Mt Merrion Avenue.
City Bound routes 36 and 98 proceed through Mount Street. Route 36 loops at Northumberland, while route 98 continues to Rock Road.
City Bound Routes 10, 11 and 12 are available from Sandford Road to Eglinton Road. Routes 11 and 12 proceed along Milltown Road and on to Dundrum Road, while route 10 travels down Clonskeagh Road and along Goatstown road.
Local route 213 crosses Bath Avenue, travels to Strand Road and Nutley Lane before proceeding along Stillorgan Road.
Peak time routes proceed along Stillorgan and Merrion Road.
|Your Chosen Route||How BusConnects will get you there|
|Merrion Road to O'Connell Street||Take any B Route (B1, B2, B3, B4) direct to the Quays then walk across the river to O'Connell Street|
|Irishtown to Dundrum Shopping Centre||Take Route 213 to Kilmacud Road Upper and then change to Route 225to Dundrum Shopping Centre|