Bus Connects - Your Local Areas: Bluebell, Crumlin, Drimnagh, Kimmage, Perrystown, Walkinstown

A bus network designed for Dublin's future.

Public Consultation - Have Your Say. We Want to hear from you

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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
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 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
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 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
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 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 Peak Time Routes
Route From Via To How Often
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

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.

Bluebell, Crumlin, Drimnagh, Kimmage, Perrystown, Walkinstown

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.

Examples of BusConnects in action

Examples of BusConnects in action
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

Try out your route

Visit www.busconnects.ie/routemapper