Bus Connects - Your Local Areas: Ballyfermot, Chapelizod, Liffey Valley, Palmerstown

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
C1 Adamstown Griffeen Rd - Foxborough - Lucan Bypass - Chapelizod Bypass - City Centre (Quays) - Pearse St - Grand Canal Dock - Ringsend Sandymount Every 30 mins
C2 Adamstown Griffeen Rd - Foxborough - Lucan Bypass - Chapelizod Bypass - City Centre (Quays) - Pearse St - Grand Canal Dock - Ringsend Sandymount Every 30 mins
C3 Maynooth Leixlip - Lucan - N4 - Chapelizod Bypass - City Centre (Quays) - Pearse St - Grand Canal Dock Ringsend Bus Garage Every 30 mins
C4 Celbridge Lucan - N4 - Chapelizod Bypass - City Centre (Quays) - Pearse St - Grand Canal Dock Ringsend Bus Garage Every 30 mins
D1 Griffeen Ave Grange Castle Business Park - New Nangor Rd - Kylemore Luas - Crumlin Rd - Cork St - City Centre (Quays, Amiens St) - Fairview - Malahide Rd Clongriffin Every 10-15 mins
D3 St.Cuthbert's Rd Fonthill Rd - Clondalkin - New Nangor Rd - Kylemore Luas - Crumlin Rd - Cork St - City Centre (Quays, Amiens St) - Fairview - Malahide Rd Clongriffin Every 10-15 mins
G1 Red Cow Luas Park West Ave - Clifden Rd - Ballyfermot - Inchicore - City Centre (Thomas St, Quays) Spencer Dock Every 10-15 mins
G2 Liffey Valley Fonthill Rd - 9th Lock Rd - Neilstown - Coldcut Rd - Ballyfermot - Inchicore - City Centre (Thomas St, Quays) Spencer Dock 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
S4 Liffey Valley Ballyfermot - Kylemore Rd - Crumlin - KCR - Terenure - Dartry - Bird Ave UCD Every 10-15 mins
W2 Liffey Valley Neilstown Rd - Clondalkin - Newland's Cross Tallaght Every 10-15 mins
W4 Tallaght City West- Grange Castle - N4 -M50 Blanchardstown 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 Bound Routes
Route From Via To How Often
14 Liffey Valley Kennelsfort Rd - Chapelizod - Heuston Station- City Centre (Quays, Camden St) - Rathmines - Rathgar - Churchtown Ballinteer Every 10-15 mins
93 Rathcoole Saggart - Clondalkin - Red Cow - Naas Rd - Islandbridge - City Centre (Quays) - Amiens St - East Wall Dublin Port Every 60 mins
95 Cherry Orchard Ballyfermot - Decies Rd - Inchicore - City Centre (Thomas St, Quays) Spencer Dock 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
251 Adamstown Dodsborough Rd - Lucan Village - Adamstown Rd - Willsbrook Rd - St Loman's Rd Liffey Valley 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
321 Adamstown Lucan Bypass - Chapelizod Bypass - Heuston Station - Custom House Merrion Sq Peak Only
322 Adamstown Lucan Village - Chapelizod Bypass - Heuston Station - Custom House - Merrion Sq - Ballsbridge - St Vincent's Hospital UCD Peak Only
323 Leixlip Lucan Village - Chapelizod Bypass - Heuston Station - Custom House Merrion Sq Peak Only
324 Barnhall RFC Leixlip - Lucan Village - Chapelizod Bypass - Heuston Station - Custom House Merrion Sq Peak Only
325 Maynooth Leixlip - Lucan Bypass - Chapelizod Bypass - Heuston Station - Custom House Merrion Sq 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

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.

Ballyfermot, Chapelizod, Liffey Valley, Palmerstown

C1, C2, C3, C4 spines proceed down the N4 from Lucan to Chapelizod.

G2 spine travels down Fonthill Road, through 9th Lock Road, along Neilstown Road then Down Ballyfermot Road. G1 Spine travels from Ballyfermot Road to Clifden Road, along Cherry Orchard Avenue and Park West Avenue to New Nangor Road.

D1 and D3 spines proceeed along New Nangor Road.

Terminus at Liffey Valley for G2, S4, W2, 14, 251.

Orbital route W4 travels from the N4 to Liffey Valley and on to Neilstown Road. W2 travels from Liffey Valley down the Neilstown Road.

Orbital route S4 proceeds to Ballyfermot Road then down Kylemore Road.

City Bound Route 14 travels from Liffey Valley through Kennelsfort Road then down the N4 to Chapelizod.

City Bound Route 95 loops at Cherry Orchard, travels down Clifden Road and then on to Kylemore Road.

City Bound Route 93 proceeds from Kylemore to Bluebell.

Local route 251 goes from Liffey Valley along St Loman's road.

Peak time routes are available along the N4 and Bluebell.

Examples of BusConnects in action

Examples of BusConnects in action
Your Chosen Route How BusConnects will get you there
Saint Mark's Grove, Ronanstown to O'Connell Bridge Walk to Fonthill Road, take the G2 Route to Bachelor's Walk and then walk to O'Connell Bridge.
Ballyfermot Road, Cherry Orchard to TU Dublin Tallaght Take the G2 Route to Moorefield Drive then change to the W2 Route direct to Belgard Square North.

Try out your route

Visit www.busconnects.ie/routemapper