Bus Connects - Your Local Areas: Celbridge, Leixlip, Maynooth

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
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 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
W8 Maynooth Celbridge - Hazelhatch & Celbridge Station - Newcastle - Saggart - City West Tallaght Every 30 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) .

1.3 Local Routes
Route From Via To How Often
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 Routes

Peak-time services operate during the peak travel periods, generally weekday mornings and evenings.

1.4 Peak Time Routes
Route From Via To How Often
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

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.

Celbridge, Leixlip, Maynooth

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.

Examples of BusConnects in action

Examples of BusConnects in action
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

Try out your route

Visit www.busconnects.ie/routemapper