Bus Connects - Your Local Areas: Christchurch, Dolphin's Barn, Dublin City North, Dublin City South, East Wall, North Strand, Smithfield, South Circular Road/ Portobello

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
A1 Beaumont Drumcondra - City Centre (O'Connell St, George's St) - Rathmines - Rathgar - Terenure - Templeogue - Knocklyon Ballycullen Every 10-15 mins
A2 Airport Santry - Drumcondra - City Centre (O'Connell St, George's St) - Rathmines - Rathgar - Terenure - Rathfarnham - Ballinteer - Grange Rd Dundrum Every 10-15 mins
A3 Shanowen Rd Drumcondra - City Centre (O'Connell St, George's St) - Rathmines - Rathgar - Terenure - Templeogue Tallaght Every 10-15 mins
A4 Brackenstown Rd Santry - Drumcondra - City Centre (O'Connell St, George's St) - Rathmines - Rathgar - Terenure Nutgrove Every 10-15 mins
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 Santry - Drumcondra - City Centre (O'Connell St, George's St) - Rathmines - Rathgar - Terenure Killiney Every 10-15 mins
C1 Sandymount Ringsend - Grand Canal Dock - Pearse St - City Centre (Quays) - Chapelizod Bypass - Lucan Bypass - Foxborough - Griffeen Rd Adamstown Every 30 mins
C2 Sandymount Ringsend - Grand Canal Dock - Pearse St - City Centre (Quays) - Chapelizod Bypass - Lucan Bypass - Foxborough - Griffeen Ave Adamstown Every 30 mins
C3 Ringsend Bus Garage Grand Canal Dock - Pearse St - City Centre (Quays) - Chapelizod Bypass - N4 - Lucan - Leixlip Maynooth Every 30 mins
C4 Ringsend Bus Garage Grand Canal Dock - Pearse St - City Centre (Quays) - Chapelizod Bypass - N4 - Lucan Celbridge Every 30 mins
D1 Clongriffin Fairview - City Centre (Quays, Amiens St) - Crumlin Rd - Kylemore Luas - New Nangor Rd -Grange Castle Business Park Griffeen Ave Every 10-15 mins
D2 Clarehall Malahide Rd - Fairview - City Centre (Amiens St, Quays) - Cork St - Crumlin Rd - Greenhills Rd - Tallaght - Jobstown - Fortunestown Kingswood Ave Every 10-15 mins
D3 Clongriffin Fairview - City Centre (Quays, Amiens St) - Crumlin Rd - Kylemore Luas - New Nangor Rd - Clondalkin - Fonthill Rd St.Cuthbert's Rd Every 10-15 mins
D4 Coolock Lane Beaumont Hospital - Ardlea Rd - Malahide Rd - Fairview - City Centre - Crumlin Rd - Greenhills Rd - Tallaght - Killinarden Kiltipper Way Every 30 mins
D5 Blunden Drive Edenmore - Gracefield Rd - Malahide Rd - Fairview - City Centre - Crumlin Rd - Greenhills Rd - Castletymon - Seskin View Tallaght Every 30 mins
E1 Balbutcher Lane Ballymun - Glasnevin - Phibsborough - City Centre (O'Connell St, St.Stephen's Green) - Donnybrook - Stillorgan Rd Bray Every 10-15 mins
E2 Charlestown Balbutcher Lane - Ballymun - Phibsborough - City Centre (O’Connell St, St.Stephen’s Green) - Donnybrook - Stillorgan Rd Dun Laoghaire Every 10-15 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) - Harold's Cross - KCR - Perrystown Spawell Every 10-15 mins
F3 Charlestown Finglas Village - Mellowes Rd - Finglas Rd - Whitworth Rd - City Centre (O’Connell St, St Stephen’s Green) - Harold’s Cross - KCR Limekiln Every 10-15 mins
G1 Spencer Dock City Centre (Thomas St, Quays)- Inchicore - Ballyfermot - Clifden Rd -Park West Ave Red Cow Luas Every 10-15 mins
G2 Spencer Dock City Centre (Thomas St, Quays)- Inchicore - Ballyfermot - Coldcut Rd - Neilstown - 9th Lock Rd -Fonthill Rd Liffey Valley Every 10-15 mins
H1 Abbey St Lower City Centre (Amiens St)- Fairview - Howth Rd - All Saints Rd - Raheny - Donaghmede - Grange Rd -Red Arches Rd Clongriffin Every 10-15 mins
H2 Abbey St Lower City Centre (Amiens St)- Fairview - Howth Rd - Raheny - Baldoyle -Portmarnock Malahide Every 30 mins
H3 Abbey St Lower City Centre (Amiens St)- Fairview - Howth Rd - Raheny - Sutton -Howth Thormanby Rd 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
N2 Heuston Station Stoneybatter - Broombridge - Glasnevin - Marino Clontarf Rd Station Every 20 mins
N4 Spencer Dock East Wall- Killester - Donnycarney - Whitehall - DCU - Finglas - Cappagh Hospital Blanchardstown 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

Other City Bound Routes

Other city bound services operate into Dublin City Centre. These services are not part of any Spine, and operate to their own timetable.

1.3 Other City Center Routes
Route From Via To How Often
7 Merrion Sq O'Connell St - Phibsborough - Glasnevin - Tolka Estate -Jamestown Rd Charlestown Every 20-25 mins
8 Merrion Sq O'Connell St - Phibsborough - Glasnevin - Ballygall Rd - Charlestown Airport Every 20-25 mins
10 Mountjoy Sq Merrion Sq - Ranelagh - Clonskeagh - Goatstown - Sandyford Ind Est - Sandyford Village Ticknock Every 30 mins
11 Mountjoy Sq Merrion Sq- Ranelagh - Milltown - Dundrum Rd -Sandyford Village Belarmine Every 60 mins
12 Mountjoy Sq Merrion Sq - Ranelagh - Milltown - Dundrum Rd - Sandyford Village - Belarmine - Stepaside Enniskerry Every 60 mins
14 Liffey Valley Kennelsfort Rd - Chapelizod - Heuston Station- City Centre (Quays, Camden St) - Rathmines - Rathgar - Churchtown Ballinteer Every 10-15 mins
15 Mountjoy Sq City Centre (St Stephen's Green, Pearse St)- Rathmines - Kimmage -Crumlin Village Limekiln Rd Every 20-25 mins
16 Parnell Sq City Centre (Dame St, O'Connell St)- Clanbrassil St - Harold's Cross - Terenure - Rathfarnham - Ballyboden - Ballycullen -Kiltipper Tallaght Every 10-15 mins
20 East Wall City Centre (Quays ,George's St) - Kevin St - St Thomas Rd - Crumlin - Walkinstown - Ballymount - Kingswood Tallaght Every 30 mins
22 East Wall City Centre (Quays, George's St) - Kevin St - St Thomas Rd - SCR - Drimnagh Crumlin Hospital Every 30 mins
23 Griffith Avenue Ballybough Rd - City Centre (O'Connell St, Dame St, Thomas St) - St James's Hospital - Drimnagh Walkinstown Every 10-15 mins
24 Poolbeg St City Centre (Quays)- Cork St - Armagh Rd - KCR - Terenure - Rathfarnham - Whitechurch - Ballinteer Rd -Balally Dundrum Every 30 mins
34 Burlington Rd City Centre (Gardiner St, Merrion Sq) - Phibsborough - Navan Rd - Castleknock - Diswellstown Blanchardstown Every 20-25 mins
35 Burlington Rd City Centre (Gardiner St, Merrion Sq) - Phibsborough - Navan Rd - Auburn Ave - Castleknock Blanchardstown Every 20-25 mins
36 Ballsbridge City Centre (Gardiner St, Merrion Sq) - Phibsborough - Faussagh Ave - Cabra - Ratoath Rd Ashtown Every 10-15 mins
64 Abbey St Lower Amiens St- Fairview - Clontarf -Mount Prospect Ave Clontarf Every 10-15 mins
81 Abbey St Lower Amiens St- Fairview - Malahide Rd - Clarehall - Kinsealy -Seabury Malahide Every 30 mins
82 Merrion Sq City Centre (Gardiner St) - Drumcondra - Santry - Swords Rd - River Valley - Swords Glen Ellan Rd Every 10-15 mins
93 Dublin Port East Wall- Amiens St - City Centre (Quays) - Islandbridge - Naas Rd - Red Cow - Clondalkin - Saggart Rathcoole Every 60 mins
94 Parnell Sq City Centre (Dorset St)- Drumcondra - Glasnevin - Wadelai Ballymun Every 10-15 mins
95 Spencer Dock City Centre (Thomas St, Quays)- Inchicore - Decies Rd - Ballyfermot Cherry Orchard Every 60 mins
96 Abbey St Lower Amiens St- Fairview - Clontarf - Killester - Donnycarney - Collins Ave - Beaumont Rd - Kilmore Beaumont Hospital Every 60 mins
97 Parnell Sq Berkeley Rd - Phibsborough - Carnlough Rd - Navan Rd Ashington Park Every 60 mins
98 Mountjoy Sq City Centre (Merrion Sq) - Ballsbridge - Merrion Rd - Blackrock - Dún Laoghaire - Sallynoggin Loughlinstown Park Every 60 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
301 Kilcoole
302 Newcastle
311 Shankill
312 Dalkey
318 Whitechurch
321 Adamstown
322 Adamstown
323 Leixlip
324 Barnhall RFC
325 Maynooth
326 Maynooth
327 Celbridge
328 Celbridge
344 Ballymore Eustace
345 Ballyknockan
347 Kiltipper
355 Dunawley
356 Greenogue Business Park
360 Ongar
362 Ongar
363 Damastown Ind Est
364 Dunboyne
365 Luttrelstown
380 Wendell Ave
381 Seabury
382 Applewood
383 Portrane
384 Knocksedan
385 Skerries
393 Rathcoole

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.

Christchurch, Dolphin's Barn, Dublin City North, Dublin City South, East Wall, North Strand, Smithfield, South Circular Road/ Portobello

A spine proceeds on Camden Street to the Quays, then up Dorset Street from O'Connell Street.

B spine travels down Old Cabra Road and Prussia Street to the Quays, through Pearse Street to Baggot St and Pembroke Road.

C spine runs on St Johns Road to the Quays, and continues down Pearse Street.

D spine travels on North Strand Road to Amien Street, proceeds down the Quays to Patrick Street then continues on Cork Street.

E spine runs from Lesson Street Upper to Stephen's Green the across O'Connell Street and up Phibsborough Road.

F spine travels on Clanbrassil Street Lower to the Quays and continues on up Dorset Street Lower.

G spine runs on James's Street through Thomas Street to the Quays and continues ahead to Spencer Dock.

H spine travels down North Strand Road to Abbey Street Lower.

Terminus for 16, 94 and 97 at Parnell Square. Terminus for 15, 10, 11, 13, 98 at Mountjoy Square. Terminus for H, 64, 81 and 96 at Abbey Street Lower. Terminus for O, 82 and N2 at Heuston. Terminus for G, N4 and 95 at Spencer Dock. Terminus for C3, C4 and 213 at Ringsend. Terminus for B, 36, 82, 10, 11, 12, 34, 35, 15 and 98 at Pearse Street. Terminus for 7 and 8 at Merrions Square. Terminus for 34 and 35 at Burlington road.

Orbital Route N2 travels on Blackhorse Avenue through Aughrim Street to the Quays.

Orbital Route O proceeds on North Circular Road, down Amien Street to Cardiff Lane, along Wilton Place then onto South Circular Road and by St James's Hospital.

Orbital Route S2 runs on Pembrooke Road, Herberton Road and by St James's Hospital.

Orbital Route N4 travels on Alfie Byrne Road to East Road.

City bound routes 7 and 8and run on Church Street, crossing to High Street and on to Aungier Street.

City bound route 10, 11 and 12 travel on Gardiner Street to Merrion Square and Harcourt Street, then on to Ranelagh.

City bound route 14 runs on Conyngham Road, Wolfe Tone Quay, High Street, Aungier Street and Camden Street.

City bound route 15 travels on Camden Street, Hatch Street, Merrion Square, Pearse Street and Gardiner Street.

City bound route 16 travels on Clanbrassil Street Upper, Patrick Street, Wellington Quay and O'Connell Steet.

City bound route 20 runs on St Thomas Road, St Luke's Avenue, Patrick Street, Wellington Quay and O'Connell Steet.

City bound route 22 travels on Keeper Road, Herbert Road, South Circular Road, St Luke's Avenue, Aungier Street, Wellington Quay to George's Dock.

City bound route 23 runs on Suir Road, South Circular and St James's Hospital.

City bound route 24 travels on Cork Street to Patrick Street to Townsend Street.

City bound routes 34 and 35 run on Baggot Street, Pearse Street, Gardiner Street, Mountjoy Square, Berkeley Street and Cabra Road.

City bound route 36 travels on Cabra Road, Berkeley Street, Gardiner Steet, Mount Street, Northumberland Road.

City bound routes 64 and 81 run on North Strand Road.

City bound route 82 travels on Gardiner Street.

City bound route 93 runs on Conyngham Road and the Quays, Amiens Street, Saint Mary's Road, Church Road and East Road.

City bound route 94 travels on Dorset Street Lower.

City bound route 95 travels on James's Street and Thomas Street.

City bound route 96 runs on Amiens Steet and North Strand Road.

City bound route 97 travels on Mountjoy Square, Berkeley Street and Cabra Road.

City bound route 98 runs on Gardiner Street, Mount Street and Northumberland Road.

Examples of BusConnects in action

Examples of BusConnects in action
Your Chosen Route How BusConnects will get you there
Cork Street to O'Connell Street Take any D Spine Route (D1, D2, D3, D4 or D5) direct from Cork Street to O'Connell Brdige
Portobello to the Airport Take the O Route to Harrington Street, then walk to Camden Street then take the A4 Route direct to the Airport

Try out your route

Visit www.busconnects.ie/routemapper