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|
|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 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|
|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 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|
|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 - Dún Laoghaire -Sallynoggin||Loughlinstown Park||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) .
|280||Swords Business Park||Swords Main St - Drynam Rd - Feltrim - Kinsealy - Clongriffin Station - Clare Hall - Priorswood - Beaumont - Whitehall||DCU||Every 40 mins|
Peak-time services operate during the peak travel periods, generally weekday mornings and evenings.
|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|
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, 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.
|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|