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
|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|
|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|
|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) .
|198||Glencullen||Blackglen Rd - Sandyford Rd - Balally||Dundrum Luas||Every 120 mins|
|201||Bray Station||Greystones - Kilcoole - Newcastle - Newtownmountkennedy - Kilpedder - Glenview (Loop Service)||Bray Station||Every 40 mins|
|202||Bray Station||Greystones - Kilcoole - Newcastle - Newtownmountkennedy - Kilpedder - Glenview (Loop Service)||Bray Station||Every 40 mins|
|211||Kilmacanogue||Killarney Rd - Boghall Rd - Bray - Shankill - Shanganagh Rd - Sallynoggin||Dun Laoghaire||Every 20 mins|
|212||Bray Station||Killarney Rd - Herbert Rd||Southern Cross||Every 10-15 mins|
|213||Kiltiernan||Stepaside - Sandyford Ind Est - Stillorgan - Nutley Lane - St Vincent's Hospital - Sydney Parade - Sandymount||Ringsend BusGarage||Every 60 mins|
|214||Palermo||Bray Main St - Putland Rd||Southern Cross||Every 30 mins|
|215||Bray Station||Upper Dargle Rd - M11 - Enniskerry||Shop River||Every 60 mins|
|222||Bride's Glen Luas||Wyatville Rd - Churchview Rd -Sallynoggin||Dun Laoghaire||Every 10-15 mins|
|226||Kiltiernan||Glenamuck Rd - Carrickmines - Cornelscourt Hill Rd - Deansgrange Rd - Benamore Rd - Carysfort Ave||Blackrock||Every 30 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|
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.
E1 spine travels down Bray Road to Dublin Road.
Terminus for 222 at Brides Glen, E1, 212, 201, 202 and 215 terminus at Quinsborough Road.
City bound route 12 proceeds along Enniskerry Road and Scalp Road to Enniskerry.
Local route 198 travels along Ballyedmonduff road to Glencullen.
Local route 213 comes from Kilgobbin Road to Enniskerry Road.
Local route 226 travels on Glenamuck Road, crossing through Carrickmines .
Local route 222 travels along Wyattville Link, through Wyattville Road to Churchview Road.
Local route 211 proceeds along Shanganagh Road and continues on Dublin Road, along O'Byrne Road, down Boghall Road and on to Kilmacnogue.
Local route 212 travels on down Killarny Road, along Herbert Road then back to Killarny Road.
Local route 214 travels on the Meath Road, down Putland Road to Vevay then proceeds on Southern Cross.
Local route 215 proceeds down Dargle Road through Bray Road and Kilgarron Hill.
Local route 201 and 202 travel down R761 through Windgate and Greystones. THe 202 passes through Delgany via Church Road the joins the N11 at Glen Road.
Peak time routes proceed along R761, Southern Cross Road, M11 and Dublin/Bray Road.
|Your Chosen Route||How BusConnects will get you there|
|Enniskerry to O'Connell Street||Take Route 12 directly from Enniskerry to Gardiner Street and then walk to O’Connell Street|
|Shanganagh Road to Dundrum Shopping Centre||Take Route 211 to York Road and then change at York Road to the 225 Route to Dundrum Shopping Centre.|