Bus Connects - Your Local Areas: Ballycoolin, Blanchardstown, Blanchardstown Village, Carpenterstown, Castleknock, Clonee, Clonsilla, Corduff, Dunboyne, Hollystown, Mulhuddart, Ongar Village, Tyrrelstown

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
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

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
N4 Blanchardstown Centre Cappagh Hospital - Finglas - DCU - Whitehall - Donnycarney - Killester - East Wall Spencer Dock Every 10-15 mins
W4 Blanchardstown M50 - N4 - Grange Castle - City West Tallaght Every 30 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 Bound Routes
Route From Via To How Often
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

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) .

1.4 Local Routes
Route From Via To How Often
252 Blanchardstown Clonsilla Rd - Westmanstown Rd - Laraghcon - Lucan Village - Dodsborough Rd Adamstown 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
261 Blanchardstown Clonsilla Rd - Main St - Waterville - Snugborough Rd - Corduff Rd - Blanchardstown Rd North (Loop Service) Blanchardstown Every 10-15 mins
262 Blanchardstown Blanchardstown Rd North - Cruiserath Rd - Tyrrelstown - Cappagh Rd - Ratoath Rd Broombridge Rail & Luas Every 30 mins
263 Blanchardstown Old Navan Rd - Ladyswell Rd - Damastown Rd Damastown Drive Every 10-15 mins
264 Blanchardstown Blakestown Way - Huntstown Way - Littlepace - Clonee Dunboyne Every 10-15 mins

Peak Time Routes

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

1.5 Peak Time Routes
Route From Via To How Often
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
364 Dunboyne Clonee - N3 - Navan Rd - Stoneybatter - Custom House UMerrion Sq Peak Only
365 Luttrelstown Clonsilla Rd - Navan Rd - Stoneybatter - Custom House Merrion Sq 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.

Ballycoolin, Blanchardstown, Blanchardstown Village, Carpenterstown, Castleknock, Clonee, Clonsilla, Corduff, Dunboyne, Hollystown, Mulhuddart, Ongar Village, Tyrrelstown

B spine with B1, B2, B3 and B4 travels along the Navan Road.

B1 spine travels along Lohunda to Ongar Road and on to Phibblestown Road.

B2 spine proceeds along Huntstown Way, down Hartstown Road, along Hansfield to Phibblestown Road.

B3 spine crosses the N3 to Castlecurragh, continues on Church Road through Tyrrelstown to Hollystown Road.

Terminus for B4, N4, W4, 34, 35, 252, 261, 282, 263, 264 at Blanchardstown Centre.

Orbital route N4 travels on Snugborough Road through Ballycoolin Road and on to Cappagh Road.

Orbital route W4 travels on the M50 to Navan Road then on to the terminus.

City Bound route 35 proceeds from the Navan Road down Auburn Avenue, along Castleknock Road, through Corduff via Waterville Road towards Blandchardstown Center. Route 34 follows Castleknock Road and Laurel Lodge Road, continues down Carpenterstown Road and proceeds along Diswellstown Road towards the terminus,

Local route 261 travels on Clonsilla Road and Main Street, crossing the Navan Road at Conolloy Hospital and continuing down Snugborough Road to Corduff Road and down Blanchardstown Road North through Blackcourt.

Local route 262 travels on Cappagh Road to Hollystown Road, through Tyrellstown and across Cruiserath Road and down Blackcourt.

Local route 263 travels down the Old Navan Road and continues down Ladywell towards Damastown Drive.

Local route 264 travels through Hunstown Way then down Littlepace Road to Station Road in Dunboyne.

Local route 252 proceeds down Clonsilla Road, though Clonsilla to Westmanstown Road.

Local route 258 and 259 are displayed at Leixlip Confey.

Peak time routes proceed along Stillorgan and Merrion Road at Captains Hill.

Examples of BusConnects in action

Examples of BusConnects in action
Your Chosen Route How BusConnects will get you there
Clonsilla Village to O'Connell Street From Clonsilla take the B2 Route directly to Bachelor's Walk and then walk to O'Connell Street
Blanchardstown Shopping Centre to Dundrum Shopping Centre From Blanchardstown Shopping Centre take the B2 Route to Townsend Street and then change to the 12 Route direct to Dundrum Shopping Centre

Try out your route

Visit www.busconnects.ie/routemapper