Bus Connects - Your Local Areas: Ballymun, Santry

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
A1 Beaumont Drumcondra - City Centre (O'Connell St, George's St) - Rathmines - Rathgar - Terenure - Templeogue - Knocklyon Ballycullen Every 10-15 mins
A2 Airport Santry - Drumcondra - City Centre (O'Connell St, George's St) - Rathmines - Rathgar - Terenure - Rathfarnham - Ballinteer - Grange Rd Dundrum Every 10-15 mins
A3 Shanowen Rd Drumcondra - City Centre (O'Connell St, George's St) - Rathmines - Rathgar - Terenure - Templeogue Tallaght Every 10-15 mins
A4 Swords Santry - Drumcondra - City Centre (O'Connell St, George's St) - Rathmines - Rathgar - Terenure Nutgrove Every 10-15 mins
D4 Coolock Lane Beaumont Hospital - Ardlea Rd - Malahide Rd - Fairview - City Centre (Amiens St, Quays) - Cork St - Crumlin Rd - Greenhills Rd - Tallaght - Killinarden Kiltipper Way Every 30 mins
E1 Balbutcher Lane Ballymun - Glasnevin - St Mobhi Rd - Phibsborough - City Centre (O'Connell St, St.Stephen's Green) - Donnybrook - Stillorgan Rd - N11 - Shankill Bray Every 10-15 mins
E2 Charlestown St Margaret's Rd - Balbutcher Lane - Ballymun - Glasnevin - St Mobhi Rd - Phibsborough - City Centre (O'Connell St, St.Stephen's Green) - Donnybrook - Stillorgan Rd - Kill Lane Dun Laoghaire 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
N4 Blanchardstown Centre Cappagh Hospital - Finglas - DCU - Whitehall - Donnycarney - Killester - East Wall Spencer Dock Every 10-15 mins
N8 Finglas Charlestown Shopping Centre - Ballymun - Santry - Beaumont Hospital - Coolock - Tonlegee Rd Donaghmede Station 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
7 Charlestown Jamestown Rd - Tolka Estate - Glasnevin - Phibsborough - O'Connell St Merrion Sq Every 20-25 mins
8 Airport Charlestown - Ballygall Rd - Glasnevin - Phibsborough - O'Connell St Merrion Sq Every 20-25 mins
82 Glen Ellan Rd Swords - River Valley - Swords Rd - Santry - Drumcondra - City Centre (Gardiner St) Merrion Sq Every 10-15 mins
94 Ballymun Wadelai - Glasnevin - Drumcondra -City Centre (Dorset St) Parnell Sq Every 10-15 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
281 Airport Forest Rd- River Valley - Swords - Seabury - Malahide - Blackwood Lane - Strand Rd Portmarnock Station Every 20-25 mins
283 Airport Swords - Donabate Portrane Every 30 mins
285 Airport Swords - Blake's Cross - Lusk - Rush - Skerries Balbriggan Every 30 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
380 Wendell Ave Malahide - Seabury - Holywell - M1 - Port Tunnel - Custom House - Merrion Sq - St Stephen's Green - Rathmines - Dartry - Clonskeagh 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

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.

Ballymun Santry

A2 and A4 spines travel along the Swords Road.

E2 Spine travels along St Margaret's Road, along Balbutcher Lane North and joins spine E1 to continue on the Ballymun Road.

A3 Spine proceeds from Shanliss Road to Collins Avenue.

D4 Spine proceeds along Coolock Lane to Dundanie.

A1 Spine travels along Lorcan Avenue.

Terminus for A2, 8, 281, 283 and 285 at Dublin Airport.

Orbital route N8 travels on Popplintree Park, along Balbutcher Lane South, through Santry Avenue, along Coolock Lane then on to Dundandiel road.

Orbital route N4 travels from Glasnevin Avenue to Collins Avenue.

City Bound Route 8 travels along South Parallel Road to the Old Airport Road then to the Airport.

City Bound Route 82 proceeds from the Airport down the Swords Down.

City Bound Route 94 travels along Balbutcher Lane South and along the Ballmun Road.

Local route 281 heads North along the Swords Road.

Peak time routes are available on the M1.

Examples of BusConnects in action

Example of BusConnects in action
Your Chosen Route How BusConnects will get you there
Airport to O'Connell Street Take the A2 Route from the Airport direct to O'Connell Street.
Beaumont to Heuston Station Take the D4 Route to Aston Quay and then take the C4 Route from Aston Quay to Heuston Station.

Try our your route

Visit www.busconnects.ie/routemapper