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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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|
|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 Ave - 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|
|F1||Charlestown||Finglas Rd - Whitworth Rd - City Centre (Dorset St, O'Connell St, St Stephen's Green) - Harold's Cross - KCR - Fortfield - Firhouse||Tallaght||Every 10-15 mins|
|F2||Charlestown||Barry Rd - Mellowes Rd - Finglas Rd - Whitworth Rd -City Centre (Dorset St ,O'Connell St, St Stephen's Green) - Harold's Cross - KCR - Perrystown||Spawell||Every 10-15 mins|
|F3||Charlestown||Finglas Village - Mellowes Rd - St Helena's Rd - Finglas Rd - Whitworth Rd - City Centre (Dorset St, O'Connell St, St Stephen's Green) - Harold's Cross - KCR - St James's Rd||Limekiln||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.
|N2||Heuston Station||Stoneybatter - Broombridge - Glasnevin - Marino||Clontarf Rd Station||Every 20 ins|
|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|
|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||Heuston Station||St James's Hospital- Rialto - Kimmage - Rathmines - Ranelagh - Ballsbridge -Sandymount||Sean Moore Rd||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.
|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|
|14||Liffey Valley||Kennelsfort Rd - Chapelizod - Heuston Station- City Centre (Quays, Camden St) - Rathmines - Rathgar - Churchtown||Ballinteer||Every 10-15 mins|
|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|
|36||Ashtown||Ratoath Rd - Cabra - Faussagh Ave - Phibsborough - City Centre (Gardiner St, Merrion Sq)||Ballsbridge||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|
|97||Ashington Park||Navan Rd - Carnlough Rd - Phibsborough - Berkeley Rd||Parnell 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) .
|196||Finglas||Charlestown Shopping Centre - St Margaret's Rd - Rivermeade - Knocksedan - Swords||Airside||Every 120 mins|
|262||Blanchardstown||Blanchardstown Rd North - Cruiserath Rd - Tyrrelstown - Cappagh Rd - Ratoath Rd||Broombridge Rail & Luas||Every 30 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|
|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 runs along Navan road to the City Centre.
C spine proceeds on the Lucan Bypass.
For F spine, route F1 travels on the Finglas Road, while route F2 branches from Finglas Road to Mellowes Road. Route F3 proceeds through Saint Helena's Road and up Cardiffsbridge Road.
Terminus for route 262 at Broombridge
Orbital route N4 proceeds on Cappagh Road through Glasnevin Avenue.
Orbital route N8 travels parallel to Finglas Road on North Road.
Orbital route N2 runs on Blackhorse Avenue, through Nephin and Borombridge Road, down Ballyogan Road and along Old Finglas Road.
City Bound route 14 travels on the Lucan Road and Conyngham Road.
City Bound route 93 proceeds on Conyngham Road.
City Bound routes 34 and 35 travel on Navan Road to Phibsborough. Route 34 exits down Auburn Avenue and along Castleknock Road before rejoining Navan Road.
City Bound route 36 runs down Royal Canal Ave, along Faussagh Avenue through Cabra to Phibsborough.
City Bound route 97 travels to Navan Road, along Nephin Road, down Kilkiernan Road to Cabra Road.
Local route 262 travels on Ballyboggan Road to Ratoath Road and on to Cardiffsbridge Road and Cappagh Road.
Local route 196 travels parallel to Finglas Road on North Road.
Peak time routes prcoceed on Navan Road.
|Your Chosen Route||How BusConnects will get you there|
|Nephin Road to O'Connell Bridge||Walk to the Navan Road, take a B1 or B2 Route direct to O'Connell Bridge|
|Faussagh Avenue to IKEA, Ballymun||Walk to Broombridge Road, catch the N2 Orbital to Ballymun Road then change to the E1 Route direct to Saint Margaret’s Road|