Bus Connects - Your Local Areas: Balbriggan, Balrothery, Lusk, Naul, Rush, Skerries

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 extra assistance to understand the information in this brochure or on our website call 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

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) .

1.1 Local Routes
Route From Via To How Often
283 Portrane Donabate - Swords Airport Every 30 mins
285 Balbriggan Skerries - Rush - Lusk - Blake's Cross - Swords Airport Every 30 mins

Peak Time Routes

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

1.2 Peak Time Routes
Route From Via To How Often
383 Portrane Donabate - M1 - Port Tunnel - Custom House - Merrion Sq - Ballsbridge - St Vincent's Hospital UCD Peak Only
385 Skerries Rush - Lusk - M1 - Port Tunnel - 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.

Balbriggan, Balrothery, Lusk, Naul, Rush, Skerries

Local route 283 travels on Quay Road and Burrow Road, then along Portrane Road.

Local route 285 runs on Skerries Road, Balbriggan Road, Northcliffe Heights, Dublin Road, Strand St, Holmpatrick and Rush Road, then rejoining Skerries Road and proceeding through Main St, Whitestown Road, Station Road and Dublin Road.

Peak-time route 385 travels on Northcliffe Heights, Dublin Road, Strand St, Holmpatrick and Rush Road, then continues on Skerries Road, Main Street, Whitestown Road, Station Road and Dublin Road.

Peak-time route 383 is available on Burrow Road and Portrane Road.

Examples of BusConnects in action

Examples of BusConnects in action
Your Chosen Route How BusConnects will get you there
Skerries to Airport Take the 285 directly from Skerries to the Airport
Balbriggan to Rathmines Take the 285 from Balbriggan to Kettles Lane and then take the A4 Route at Kettles Lane to Rathmines

Try out your route

Visit www.busconnects.ie/routemapper