Bus Connects - Your Local Areas: Ballsbridge, Booterstown, Donnybrook, Merrion, Ringend, Sandymount

A bus network designed for Dublin's future.

Public Consultation - Have Your Say. We Want to hear from you

Contents

What is BusConnects?

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.

You Spoke. We Listened

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.

Tell me More

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

Give us your views

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: consultations@busconnects.ie

The closing date for submissions can be checked at www.busconnects.ie

Bus Routes in your local area

Spine and Branch Routes (all via City Centre)

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

1.1 Spine and Branch Routes
Route From Via To How Often
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 Routes

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.

1.2 Orbital Routes
Route From Via To How Often
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 Routes

Other city bound services operate into Dublin City Centre. These services are not part of any Spine, and operate to their own timetable.

1.3 Other City Center Bound Routes
Route From Via To How Often
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 - DĂșn Laoghaire - Blackrock - Merrion Rd - Ballsbridge - City Centre (Merrion Sq) Mountjoy Sq Every 60 mins

Local Routes

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) .

1.4 Local Routes
Route From Via To How Often
213 Kiltiernan Stepaside - Sandyford Ind Est - Stillorgan - Nutley Lane - St Vincent's Hospital - Sydney Parade - Sandymount Ringsend Bus Garage Every 60 mins

Peak Time Routes

Peak-time services operate during the peak travel periods, generally weekday mornings and evenings.

1.5 Peak Time Routes
Route From Via To How Often
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

Getting around with BusConnects

New network, new numbers (and letters!)

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.

What about fares?

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.

When is the bus network changing?

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.

When are the changes happening?

  1. 2020 - Finalisation of Bus Network redesign
  2. 2021 - Implementation of Phase 1 of new Bus Network
  3. 2023 - Final phase of Bus Network roll-out

Your local area map

How BusConnects gets you where you want to go.

Ballsbridge, Booterstown, Donnybrook, Merrion, Ringsend, Sandymount

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.

Examples of BusConnects in action

Examples of BusConnects in action
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

Try out your route

Visit www.busconnects.ie/routemapper