Bus Connects - Your Local Areas: Ballybough, Drumcondra, Glasnevin, Phibsborough, Whitehall

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
A1 Beaumont Drumcondra - City Centre (O'Connell St, George's St) - Rathmines - Rathgar - Terenure - Templeogue - Knocklyon Ballycullen Every 10-15 mins
A2 Airport Santry - Drumcondra - City Centre (O'Connell St, George's St) - Rathmines - Rathgar - Terenure - Rathfarnham - Ballinteer - Grange Rd Dundrum Every 10-15 mins
A3 Shanowen Rd Drumcondra - City Centre (O'Connell St, George's St) - Rathmines - Rathgar - Terenure - Templeogue Tallaght Every 10-15 mins
A4 Swords Santry - Drumcondra - City Centre (O'Connell St, George's St) - Rathmines - Rathgar - Terenure Nutgrove Every 10-15 mins
D1 Clongriffin Malahide Rd - Fairview - City Centre (Quays, Amiens St) - Cork 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 Malahide Rd - Fairview - City Centre (Quays, Amiens St) - Cork 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 (Amiens St, Quays) - Cork St - Crumlin Rd - Greenhills Rd - Tallaght - Killinarden Kiltipper Way Every 30 mins
D5 Blunden Drive Edenmore - Gracefield Rd - Malahide Rd - Fairview - City Centre (Amiens St, Quays) - Cork St - Crumlin Rd - Greenhills Rd - Castletymon - Seskin View Tallaght Every 30 mins
E1 Balbutcher Lane Ballymun - Glasnevin - St Mobhi Rd - Phibsborough - City Centre (O'Connell St, St.Stephen's Green) - Donnybrook - Stillorgan Rd - N11 - Shankill Bray Every 10-15 mins
E2 Charlestown St Margaret's Rd - Balbutcher Lane - Ballymun - Glasnevin - St Mobhi Rd - Phibsborough - City Centre (O'Connell St, St.Stephen's Green) - Donnybrook - Stillorgan Rd - Kill Lane 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, St Stephen's Green) - Harold's Cross - KCR - Perrystown Spawell Every 10-15 mins
F3 Charlestown Finglas Village - Mellowes Rd - St Helena's Rd - Finglas Rd - Whitworth Rd - City Centre (Dorset St, O'Connell St, St Stephen's Green) - Harold's Cross - KCR - St James's Rd Limekiln 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 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
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
O Heuston Station Phibsborough - North Circular Rd - Custom House - South Circular Rd - St James's Hospital (Loop Service) Heuston Station Every 5-10 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
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
10 Mountjoy Sq Merrion Sq - Ranelagh - Clonskeagh - Goatstown - Sandyford Ind Est - Sandyford Village Ticknock Every 30 mins
11 Mountjoy Sq Merrion Sq- Ranelagh - Milltown - Dundrum Rd -Sandyford Village Belarmine Every 60 mins
12 Mountjoy Sq Merrion Sq - Ranelagh - Milltown - Dundrum Rd - Sandyford Village - Belarmine - Stepaside Enniskerry Every 60 mins
15 Mountjoy Sq City Centre (St Stephen's Green, Pearse St)- Rathmines - Kimmage -Crumlin Village Limekiln Rd Every 20-25 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
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
36 Ashtown Ratoath Rd - Cabra - Faussagh Ave - Phibsborough - City Centre (Gardiner St, Merrion Sq) Ballsbridge 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
94 Ballymun Wadelai - Glasnevin - Drumcondra - City Centre (Dorset St) Parnell Sq Every 10-15 mins
96 Beaumont Hospital Kilmore - Beaumont Rd - Collins Ave - Donnycarney - Killester - Clontarf - Fairview - Amiens St Abbey St Lower Every 60 mins
97 Ashington Park Navan Rd - Carnlough Rd - Phibsborough - Berkeley Rd Parnell Sq Every 60 mins
98 Mountjoy Sq City Centre (Merrion Sq) - Ballsbridge - Merrion Rd - Blackrock - DĂșn Laoghaire -Sallynoggin Loughlinstown Park 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 Local Routes
Route From Via To How Often
280 Swords Business Park Swords Main St - Drynam Rd - Feltrim - Kinsealy - Clongriffin Station - Clare Hall - Priorswood - Beaumont - Whitehall DCU Every 40 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
363 Damastown Ind Est TU Dublin Blanchardstown - Connolly Hospital - Navan Rd - Phibsborough - Parnell Sq Abbey St Lower Peak Only
381 Seabury Malahide - Portmarnock - Baldoyle - Clontarf - Fairview - Custom House - Merrion Sq - St Stephen's Green - Donnybrook UCD 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.

Ballybough, Drumcondra, Glasnevin, Phibsborough, Whitehall

A1, A2, A3 and A4 spines travel on Drumcondra Road and Dorset Street.

E1 and E2 spines travel on Ballymun Road and Phibsborough Road.

F1, F2 and F3 spines travel on Finglas Road, Whitworth, Dorset St and Phibsborough Road.

H1, H2 and H3, D1, D2, D3, D4 and D5 spines run on Amiens Street.

Terminus for 15, 10, 11, 12 and 98 at Mountjoy Square. Terminus for 280 at DCU.

Orbital route N2 travels on Old Finglas Road to Griffith Avenue.

Orbital route N4 runs on Glasnevin Avenue and Colline Avenue.

Orbital route O travels on the North Circular Road by the Mater Hospital.

City Bound Routes are concentrated around Phibsborough with routes 7 and 8 proceeding on Botanic Road with 8 continuning to Ballygall Road and 7 going to Glasanaon Road. 82 and 94 run on Drumcondra Road with 94 continuing to Home Farm Road, St Mohbhi's Road and St Pappin's Road

Local route 280 travels on Collins Avenue.

Peak time routes are available at Phibsborough and Amiens Street.

Examples of BusConnects in action

Examples of BusConnects in action
Your Chosen Route How BusConnects will get you there
Saint Pappin Road, Glasnevin to O'Connell Bridge Walk to the Ballymun Road and take either E Route (E1,E2) direct to O'Connell Bridge
Clonliffe Road to Blanchardstown Shopping Centre Walk to Drumcondra Road and take the A3 Route to Collins Avenue, then change to the N4 Route on Collins Avenue direct to Blanchardstown Shopping Centre

Try out your route

Visit www.busconnects.ie/routemapper