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
|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|
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.
|W8||Maynooth||Celbridge - Hazelhatch & Celbridge Station - Newcastle - Saggart - City West||Tallaght||Every 30 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) .
|251||Adamstown||Dodsborough Rd - Lucan Village - Adamstown Rd - Willsbrook Rd - St Loman's Rd||Liffey Valley||Every 60 mins|
|252||Adamstown||Dodsborough Rd - Lucan Village - Laraghcon - Westmanstown Rd - Clonsilla Rd||Blanchardstown||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|
Peak-time services operate during the peak travel periods, generally weekday mornings and evenings.
|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|
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.
C3 spine travels on Straffan Road to Maynooth Main St, then along Dublin Road and R148 to Leixlip Road.
C4 spine proceeds on Maynooth Road to Leixlip Road by Backweston.
C1 spine travels on Adamstown Park while C2 spine runs on Adamstown Park.
Terminus for C1, C2, 251, 252, 321 and 322 at Adamstown. Terminus for 258 amd 259 at Leixlip Confey
Orbital route W8 travels from Maynooth Main St, down Maynooth Road and continues through Hazelhatch Road.
Local route 259 travels from Hazelhatch Road, through Clane Road and Shackleton Road and along R449, continuing to Green Lane and then up Captain's Hill.
Local route 258 runs on Celbridge Road to Captain's Hill.
Local routes 251 ands 252 travel on Dodsborough Road to Leixlip Road. 252 continues on Laraghcon.
Peak time routes proceed along R403, Shackelton Road, Strffan Road, R128, Leixlip Road, Green Lane, Celbridge Road, Adamstown and Lucan Village.
|Your Chosen Route||How BusConnects will get you there|
|Merrion Road to O'Connell Street||Take any B Route (B1, B2, B3, B4) direct to the Quays then walk across the river to O'Connell Street|
|Irishtown to Dundrum Shopping Centre||Take Route 213 to Kilmacud Road Upper and then change to Route 225 to Dundrum Shopping Centre|