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: email@example.com
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||Ongar||Ongar Rd - Blanchardstown - Navan Rd - City Centre (Quays, Merrion Sq) - Pembroke Rd - Merrion Rd - Nutley Lane||UCD||Every 10-15 mins|
|B2||Ongar||Clonsilla Rd - Huntstown Way - Blanchardstown - Navan Rd - City Centre (Quays, Merrion Sq) - Pembroke Rd - Merrion Rd - Nutley Lane||UCD||Every 10-15 mins||B3||Tyrrelstown||Castlecurragh - Blanchardstown - Navan Rd - City Centre (Quays, Merrion Sq) - Pembroke Rd - Merrion Rd - Blackrock - Monkstown||Dun Laoghaire||Every 10-15 mins||B4||Blanchardstown||Navan Rd - City Centre (Quays, Merrion Sq) - Pembroke Rd - Merrion Rd - Blackrock - Stradbrook - Rochestown Ave||Killiney||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.
|N4||Blanchardstown Centre||Cappagh Hospital - Finglas - DCU - Whitehall - Donnycarney - Killester - East Wall||Spencer Dock||Every 10-15 mins|
|W4||Blanchardstown||M50 - N4 - Grange Castle - City West||Tallaght||Every 30 mins|
Other city bound services operate into Dublin City Centre. These services are not part of any Spine, and operate to their own timetable.
|34||Blanchardstown||Diswellstown - Castleknock - Navan Rd - Phibsborough - City Centre (Gardiner St, Merrion Sq)||Burlington Rd||Every 20-25 mins|
|35||Blanchardstown||Castleknock - Auburn Ave - Navan Rd - Phibsborough - City Centre (Gardiner St, Merrion Sq)||Burlington Rd||Every 20-25 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) .
|252||Blanchardstown||Clonsilla Rd - Westmanstown Rd - Laraghcon - Lucan Village - Dodsborough Rd||Adamstown||Every 60 mins|
|258||Leixlip Confey||Leixlip - Celbridge Rd||Barnhall RFC||Every 30 mins|
|259||Leixlip Confey||Leixlip - Easton - R449 - Maynooth Rd - Shackleton Rd - Celbridge||Hazelhatch & Celbridge Station||Every 30 mins|
|261||Blanchardstown||Clonsilla Rd - Main St - Waterville - Snugborough Rd - Corduff Rd - Blanchardstown Rd North (Loop Service)||Blanchardstown||Every 10-15 mins|
|262||Blanchardstown||Blanchardstown Rd North - Cruiserath Rd - Tyrrelstown - Cappagh Rd - Ratoath Rd||Broombridge Rail & Luas||Every 30 mins|
|263||Blanchardstown||Old Navan Rd - Ladyswell Rd - Damastown Rd||Damastown Drive||Every 10-15 mins|
|264||Blanchardstown||Blakestown Way - Huntstown Way - Littlepace - Clonee||Dunboyne||Every 10-15 mins|
Peak-time services operate during the peak travel periods, generally weekday mornings and evenings.
|360||Ongar||Blanchardstown Rd South - Navan Rd - Stoneybatter - Custom House||Ringsend Bus Garage||Peak Only|
|362||Ongar||Littlepace - Navan Rd - Stoneybatter - Custom House||Merrion Sq||Peak Only|
|363||Damastown Ind Est||TU Dublin Blanchardstown - Connolly Hospital - Navan Rd - Phibsborough - Parnell Sq||Abbey St Lower||Peak Only|
|364||Dunboyne||Clonee - N3 - Navan Rd - Stoneybatter - Custom House||UMerrion Sq||Peak Only|
|365||Luttrelstown||Clonsilla Rd - Navan Rd - Stoneybatter - Custom House||Merrion Sq||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.
B spine with B1, B2, B3 and B4 travels along the Navan Road.
B1 spine travels along Lohunda to Ongar Road and on to Phibblestown Road.
B2 spine proceeds along Huntstown Way, down Hartstown Road, along Hansfield to Phibblestown Road.
B3 spine crosses the N3 to Castlecurragh, continues on Church Road through Tyrrelstown to Hollystown Road.
Terminus for B4, N4, W4, 34, 35, 252, 261, 282, 263, 264 at Blanchardstown Centre.
Orbital route N4 travels on Snugborough Road through Ballycoolin Road and on to Cappagh Road.
Orbital route W4 travels on the M50 to Navan Road then on to the terminus.
City Bound route 35 proceeds from the Navan Road down Auburn Avenue, along Castleknock Road, through Corduff via Waterville Road towards Blandchardstown Center. Route 34 follows Castleknock Road and Laurel Lodge Road, continues down Carpenterstown Road and proceeds along Diswellstown Road towards the terminus,
Local route 261 travels on Clonsilla Road and Main Street, crossing the Navan Road at Conolloy Hospital and continuing down Snugborough Road to Corduff Road and down Blanchardstown Road North through Blackcourt.
Local route 262 travels on Cappagh Road to Hollystown Road, through Tyrellstown and across Cruiserath Road and down Blackcourt.
Local route 263 travels down the Old Navan Road and continues down Ladywell towards Damastown Drive.
Local route 264 travels through Hunstown Way then down Littlepace Road to Station Road in Dunboyne.
Local route 252 proceeds down Clonsilla Road, though Clonsilla to Westmanstown Road.
Local route 258 and 259 are displayed at Leixlip Confey.
Peak time routes proceed along Stillorgan and Merrion Road at Captains Hill.
|Your Chosen Route||How BusConnects will get you there|
|Clonsilla Village to O'Connell Street||From Clonsilla take the B2 Route directly to Bachelor's Walk and then walk to O'Connell Street|
|Blanchardstown Shopping Centre to Dundrum Shopping Centre||From Blanchardstown Shopping Centre take the B2 Route to Townsend Street and then change to the 12 Route direct to Dundrum Shopping Centre|