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||Ballycullen||Knocklyon - Templeogue - Terenure - Rathgar - Rathmines - City Centre (O'Connell St, George's St) - Drumcondra||Beaumont||Every 10-15 mins|
|A2||Dundrum||Grange Rd - Ballinteer - Rathfarnham - Terenure - Rathgar - Rathmines - City Centre (O'Connell St, George's St) - Drumcondra - Santry||Airport||Every 10-15 mins|
|A3||Tallaght||Templeogue - Terenure - Rathgar - Rathmines - City Centre (O'Connell St, George's St) - Drumcondra||Shanowen Rd||Every 10-15 mins|
|A4||Nutgrove||Terenure - Rathgar - Rathmines - City Centre (O'Connell St, George's St) - Drumcondra - Santry||Brackenstown Rd||Every 10-15 mins|
|D1||Griffeen Ave||Grange Castle Business Park - New Nangor Rd - Kylemore Luas - Crumlin Rd - Cork St - City Centre (Quays, Amiens St) - Fairview - Malahide Rd||Clongriffin||Every 10-15 mins|
|D2||Kingswood Ave||Fortunestown - Jobstown - Tallaght - Greenhills Rd - Crumlin Rd - Cork St - City Centre (Amiens St, Quays) - Fairview - Malahide Rd||Clarehall||Every 10-15 mins|
|D3||St.Cuthbert's Rd||Fonthill Rd - Clondalkin - New Nangor Rd - Kylemore Luas - Crumlin Rd - Cork St - City Centre (Quays, Amiens St) - Fairview - Malahide Rd||Clongriffin||Every 10-15 mins|
|D4||Kiltipper Way||Killinarden - Tallaght - Greenhills Rd - Crumlin Rd - Cork St - City Centre (Amiens St, Quays) - Fairview - Malahide Rd - Ardlea Rd - Beaumont Hospital||Coolock Lane||Every 30 mins|
|D5||Tallaght||Seskin View - Castletymon - Greenhills Rd - Crumlin Rd - Cork St - City Centre (Amiens St, Quays) - Fairview - Malahide Rd - Gracefield Rd - Edenmore||Blunden Drive||Every 30 mins|
|F1||Tallaght||Firhouse - Fortfield - KCR - Harold's Cross - City Centre (Dorset St, O'Connell St, St Stephen's Green) - Whitworth Rd - Finglas Rd||Charlestown||Every 10-15 mins|
|F2||Spawell||Perrystown - KCR - Harold's Cross - City Centre (Dorset St ,O'Connell St, St Stephen's Green) - Whitworth Rd - Finglas Rd - Mellowes Rd - Barry Rd||Charlestown||Every 10-15 mins|
|F3||Limekiln||Phibsborough - North Circular Rd - Custom House - South Circular Rd - St James's Hospital (Loop Service)||Charlestown||Every 5-10 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.
|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||Sean Moore Road||Sandymount - Ballsbridge - Ranelagh - Rathmines - Kimmage - Rialto - St James's Hospital||Heuston Station||Every 10-15 mins|
|S4||Liffey Valley||Ballyfermot - Kylemore Rd - Crumlin - KCR - Terenure - Dartry - Bird Ave||UCD||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.
|15||Limekiln Rd||Crumlin Village - Kimmage - Rathmines - City Centre (St Stephen's Green, Pearse St)||Mountjoy Sq||Every 20-25 mins|
|16||Tallaght||Kiltipper - Ballycullen - Ballyboden - Rathfarnham - Terenure - Harold's Cross - Clanbrassil St - City Centre (Dame St, O'Connell St)||Parnell Sq||Every 10-15 mins|
|20||Tallaght||Kingswood - Ballymount - Walkinstown - Crumlin - St Thomas Rd - Kevin St - City Centre (Quays, George's St)||East Wall||Every 30 mins|
|22||Crumlin Hospital||Drimnagh - SCR - St Thomas Rd - Kevin St - City Centre (Quays, George's St)||East Wall||Every 30 mins|
|23||Walkinstown||Drimnagh - St James's Hospital - City Centre (O'Connell St, Dame St, Thomas St) - Ballybough Rd||Griffith Avenue||Every 10-15 mins|
|24||Dundrum||Balally - Ballinteer Rd - Whitechurch - Rathfarnham - Terenure - KCR - Armagh Rd - Cork St - City Centre (Quays)||Poolbeg St||Every 30 mins|
|93||Rathcoole||Saggart - Clondalkin - Red Cow - Naas Rd - Islandbridge - City Centre (Quays) - Amiens St - East Wall||Dublin Port||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) .
|347||Kiltipper||Aylesbury - Walkinstown - Crumlin Rd - Dolphin's Barn - Cork St - St Stephen's Green||Townsend St||Peak Only|
|355||Dunawley||Clondalkin - Bluebell - Inchicore - Heuston Station - Custom House||Ringsend Bus Garage||Peak Only|
|356||Greenogue Business Park||Newcastle - Nangor Rd - Bluebell - Inchicore - Heuston Station - Custom House||Ringsend Bus Garage||Peak Only|
|393||Rathcoole||Saggart - City West - Newland's Cross - Bluebell - Inchicore - Heuston Station - Custom House||Ringsend Bus Garage||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.
A1 and A3 spines travel on Templeogue Road to Terenure Road.
A1 and A3 spines run on Rathfarnham Road to Terenure Road.
D2, D4 and D5 spines proceed on Greenhills Road to Crumlin Road.
D1 and D3 spines travel on Long Mile Road to Crumlin Road.
F1, F2 and F3 spines travel on Kimmage Road Lower. F1 branches to Fortfield Road, F2 to Whitehall Road F3 proceeeds along Cromwellsforth Road to St James's Road
Orbital route O travels on the South Circular Road .
Orbital route S2 runs on Herberton Road and down Sundrive Road.
Orbital route S4 travels on Kylemore Road, along Crumlin Road to St Agnes Road and Kimmage Road West and Terenure Road West.
City Bound route 15 runs on Limekiln Road to Whitehall Road West, down St Agnes Park and Stannaway Road.
City Bound route 16 travels on Harolds Cross Road.
City Bound route 20 runs on Ballymount Lower to St Agnes Road and Kildare Road and Clogher Road.
City Bound route 22 loops at Erigal and Cooley road, then proceeds to Galtymore Road, Keeper Road, Herberton Road and the South Circular Road.
City Bound route 23 runs on Walkinstown Road to Eirigal Road, Mourne Road and crosses at Suir.
City Bound route 24 travels on Terenure Road West and Captains Road, then on to Sundrive Road and Crumlin Road.
City Bound route 93 runs by Kylemore and Bluebell at Naas Road.
Peak time routes are available at Greenhills Road and Naas Road.
|Your Chosen Route||How BusConnects will get you there|
|Crumlin Village to O'Connell Street||Take the D4 Route direct to the Quays and walk to O'Connell Street|
|Crumlin Children's Hospital to Heuston Station||Take route 23 to St. James's Hospital then change to O Orbital Route to Heuston Station|