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
|A1||Beaumont||Drumcondra - City Centre (O'Connell St, George's St) - Rathmines - Rathgar - Terenure - Templeogue - Knocklyon||Ballycullen||Every 10-15 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|
|G1||Red Cow Luas||Park West Ave - Clifden Rd - Ballyfermot - Inchicore - City Centre (Thomas St, Quays)||Spencer Dock||Every 10-15 mins|
|G2||Liffey Valley||Fonthill Rd - 9th Lock Rd - Neilstown - Coldcut Rd - Ballyfermot - Inchicore - City Centre (Thomas St, Quays)||Spencer Dock||Every 10-15 mins|
|H1||Clongriffin||Red Arches Rd - Grange Rd - Donaghmede - Raheny - All Saints Rd - Howth Rd - Fairview - City Centre (Amiens St)||Abbey St Lower||Every 10-15 mins|
|H2||Malahide||Portmarnock - Baldoyle - Raheny - Howth Rd - Fairview - City Centre (Amiens St)||Abbey St Lower||Every 30 mins|
|H3||Thormanby Rd||Howth - Sutton - Raheny - Howth Rd - Fairview - City Centre (Amiens St)||Abbey St Lower||Every 30 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||Clontarf Rd Station||Marino - Glasnevin - Broombridge -Stoneybatter||Heuston Station||Every 20 mins|
|N4||Blanchardstown Center||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.
|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|
|64||Clontarf||Mount Prospect Ave - Clontarf - Fairview - Amiens St||Abbey St Lower||Every 10-15 mins|
|81||Malahide||Seabury - Kinsealy - Clarehall - Malahide Rd - Fairview - Amiens St||Abbey St Lower||Every 30 mins|
|82||Glen Ellan Rd||Swords - River Valley - Swords Rd - Santry - Drumcondra - City Centre (Gardiner St)||Merrion Sq||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|
|96||Beaumont Hospital||Kilmore - Beaumont Rd - Collins Ave - Donnycarney - Killester - Clontarf - Fairview - Amiens St||Abbey St Lower||Every 60 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) .
|290||Howth Station||Summit - Carrickbrack Road - St Fintan's Road - Strand Road - Station Road||Sutton Station||Every 40 mins|
Peak-time services operate during the peak travel periods, generally weekday mornings and evenings.
|381||Seabury||Malahide - Portmarnock - Baldoyle - Clontarf - Fairview - 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.
D1, D2, D3, D4 and D5 spines travel on Malahide Road.
D1 spine travels to R135 and Main Street.
D2 spine proceeds to Greencastle Road, Barrycourt Road, Glin Road and Priorswood Road.
D4 spine runs fown Ardlea Road to Skelly's Lane, up to Dundaniel and Coolock Lane.
D5 spine travels down McAuley Road, along Harmonstown and Spingfield Road, on to Milbrook Road and Blunden Drive.
H1, H2 and H3 spines run on Howth Road.
H1 spine travels to All Saints Road to Raheny Road and Grange Road, then onto Red Arches Road.
Terminus for D1, D3 and H1 at Clongriffin. Terminus for A1 and 96 at Beaumount Hospital. Terminus for G, N4 and 95 at Spencer Dock. Terminus for H, 64, 81 and 96 at Abbey St Lower.
Orbital Route N2 runs on Griffith Avenue and Malahide Road.
Orbital Route N4 travels on Collins Avenue and East Wall Road.
Orbital Route S8 proceeds on Cooklock Lane to Kilnarron Lane, through Oscar Traynor Road and Tonlegee Road to Donaghmede.
City bound routes 20 and 22 travel by the Point towards East Wall Road.
City bound route 23 runs on Phillipsburgh Avenue and loops back to Phillipsburgh after travelling down Griffith Avenue.
City bound route 64 travels along Blackheath Party to Mount Prospect Ave, by St Anne's Part then Clontarf Road.
City bound route 81 proceeds on Malahhide Road.
City bound route 82 proceeds on the Swords Road towards Glen Ellan.
City bound route 93 runs from Dublin Port to Alexandra Road and Promenade Road.
City bound route 96 travels on Clontarf Road, through Castle Avenue and Blackheath Park, on to Collins Avenue and then to Skelly's Lane and Kilmore Road.
|Your Chosen Route||How BusConnects will get you there|
|Killester to O'Connell Street||Walk to the Howth Road, take any H Route (H1, H2, H3) direct to Abbey Street and then walk to O’Connell Bridge|
|Donnycarney Road to Liffey Valley||Walk to the Malahide Road, take any D Spine Route (D1, D2, D3, D4 or D5) to Walkinstown Avenue • then take the S4 Route from Walkinstown Avenue direct to Coldcut Road|