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: email@example.com
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.
|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|
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.
|N2||Heuston Station||Stoneybatter - Broombridge - Glasnevin - Marino||Clontarf Rd Station||Every 20 mins|
|N4||Blanchardstown Centre||Cappagh Hospital - Finglas - DCU - Whitehall - Donnycarney - Killester - East Wall||Spencer Dock||Every 10-15 mins|
|N8||Finglas||Charlestown Shopping Centre - Ballymun - Santry - Beaumont Hospital - Coolock - Tonlegee Rd||Donaghmede Station||Every 10-15 mins|
Other city bound services operate into Dublin City Centre. These services are not part of any Spine, and operate to their own timetable.
|7||Charlestown||Jamestown Rd - Tolka Estate - Glasnevin - Phibsborough - O'Connell St||Merrion Sq||Every 20-25 mins|
|8||Airport||Charlestown - Ballygall Rd - Glasnevin - Phibsborough - O'Connell St||Merrion Sq||Every 20-25 mins|
|35||Blanchardstown||Castleknock - Auburn Ave - Navan Rd - Phibsborough - City Centre (Gardiner St, Merrion Sq)||Burlington Rd||Every 20-25 mins|
|94||Ballymun||Wadelai - Glasnevin - Drumcondra - City Centre (Dorset St)||Parnell Sq||Every 10-15 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) .
|196||Finglas||Charlestown Shopping Centre - St Margaret's Rd - Rivermeade - Knocksedan - Swords||Airside||Every 120 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|
|280||DCU||Whitehall - Beaumont - Priorswood - Clare Hall - Clongriffin Station - Kinsealy - Feltrim - Drynam Rd - Swords Main St||Swords Business Park||Every 40 mins|
Peak-time services operate during the peak travel periods, generally weekday mornings and evenings.
|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|
|365||Luttrelstown||Clonsilla Rd - Navan Rd - Stoneybatter - Custom House||Merrion Sq||Peak Only|
|384||Knocksedan||Rathbeale Rd - Pavilions Shopping Centre - Holywell - M1 - Port Tunnel - Custom House - Merrion Sq - St Stephen's Green - Donnybrook||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.
E1 and E2 spines travel down on Ballymun Road E2 continues on Balbutcher Lane North and Saint Margaret's Road.
F1 and F2 and F3 spines run on Finglas Road, with F2 branching to pass Kildonan Park and through Mellowes Road. F3 travels down McKee Avenue to Cardiffsbridge Road and Saint Helena's Road. F1, F2 and F3 merge back on Finglas Road at Tolka Valley park.
Terminus for E2, F1, F2, F3 and 7 at Charlestown Shopping Center. Terminus for 280 at DCU.
Orbital route N2 runs through Old Finglas Road and Griffith Avenue.
Orbital route N4 travels along Navan Road to Sungbor Road and Ballycoolin Road to Cappagh Road, Glasnevin Avenue and Collins Avenue.
Orbital route N8 proceeds on St Margaret's Road to Melville Road and Poppintree Park then through Balbutcher Lane South to Santry Ave.
City Bound route 7 travels on Old Finglas Road to Griffith Road and Glasanaon Road, along Jamestown Road to St Margaret's Road.
City Bound route 8 proceeds on Old Finglas Road Ballygall Road and Sycamore Road, then along Melville Place.
City Bound route 35 runs though Castleknock and Connolly Hospital to Waterville Road and on to Corduff.
City Bound route 94 travels on Ballymun Road, branches to St Pappin's Road befor rejoining Ballymun Road and proceeding along Balbutcher Lane South.
Local route 196 runs from Knocksedan down St Margaret's Road.
Local route 261 travels on Snugborough Road to Corduff Road.
Local route 262 proceeds along Blanchardstown Road North.
Local route 280 runs on Collins Avenue.
Peak time routes are available at Corduff, on Navan Road and at Knocksedan.
|Your Chosen Route||How BusConnects will get you there|
|Charlestown Shopping Centre to St Stephen's Green||Take the F1 or F2 Route directly from Charlestown Shopping Centre to St Stephen's Green.|
|Charlestown Shopping Centre to Clontarf Road/td>||Take the F2 Route from Charlestown Shopping Centre to Mellowes Road then take the N4 Route from Mellowes Road to Clontarf Road|