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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
|B3||Dun Laoghaire||Monkstown - Blackrock - Merrion Rd - Pembroke Rd - City Centre (Quays, Merrion Sq) - Navan Rd - Blanchardstown - Castlecurragh||Tyrrelstown||Every 10-15 mins|
|B4||Killiney||Rochestown Ave - Stradbrook - Blackrock - Merrion Rd - Pembroke Rd - City Centre (Quays, Merrion Sq) -Navan Rd||Blanchardstown||Every 10-15 mins|
|E1||Bray||Shankill - N11 - Stillorgan Rd - Donnybrook - City Centre (O'Connell St, St.Stephen's Green) - Phibsborough - St Mobhi Rd - Glasnevin -Ballymun||Balbutcher Lane||Every 10-15 mins|
|E2||Dun Laoghaire||Kill Lane - Stillorgan Rd - Donnybrook - City Centre (O'Connel St, St. Stephens Green) - Phibsborough - St Mobhi Rd - Glasnevin - BallyMun - Balbutcher Lane - St Margaret's Rd||Charlestown||Every 10-15 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.
|S6||Blackrock||Mount Merrion - UCD - Dundrum - Rathfarnham - Firhouse||Tallaght||Every 10-15 mins|
|S8||Dun Laoghaire||Monkstown ' White's Cross ' Sandyford Ind Est ' Ballinteer ' Ballyboden ' Tallaght||City West||Every 20 mins|
Other city bound services operate into Dublin City Centre. These services are not part of any Spine, and operate to their own timetable.
|98||Loughlinstown Park||Sallynoggin - Dún Laoghaire - Blackrock - Merrion Rd - Ballsbridge - City Centre (Merrion Sq)||Mountjoy Sq||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) .
|211||Dun Laoghaire||Sallynoggin ' Shanganagh Rd ' Shankill ' Bray ' Boghall Rd ' Killarney Rd||Kilmacanogue||Every 20 mins|
|221||Dun Laoghaire||Glasthule ' Dalkey ' Barnhill Rd ' Avondale Rd ' Killiney Rd||Killiney||Every 60 mins|
|222||Dun Laoghaire||Sallynoggin ' Churchview Rd ' Wyatville Rd||Bride's Glen Luas||Every 10-15 mins|
|225||Dun Laoghaire||York Rd ' Monkstown Ave ' Benamore Rd ' Stillorgan ' Kilmacud Rd Upper ' Overend Way ' Main St||Dundrum Luas||Every 10-15 mins|
|226||Blackrock||Carysfort Ave ' Benamore Rd ' Deansgrange Rd ' Cornelscourt Hill Rd ' Carrickmines ' Glenamuck Rd||Kiltiernan||Every 30 mins|
|227||Dun Laoghaire||York Rd ' Monkstown Farm ' Abbey Rd ' Pottery Rd ' Cornelscourt Hill Rd ' Ballyogan Rd||Kiltiernan||Every 30 mins|
Peak-time services operate during the peak travel periods, generally weekday mornings and evenings.
|301||Kilcoole||Charlesland - Greystones - Bray Southern Cross - N11 - UCD - St Stephen's Green||Townsend St||Peak Only|
|302||Newcastle||Kilcoole - Charlesland - Greystones - Bray Southern Cross - Cherrywood - UCD - St Stephen's Green||Townsend St||Peak Only|
|311||Shankill||Ballybrack - Baker's Corner - Stillorgan - UCD - St Stephen's Green||Townsend St||Peak Only|
|312||Dalkey||Glasthule ' Glenageary ' Baker's Corner ' Stillorgan ' UCD ' St Stephen's Green||Townsend St||Peak Only|
|313||Kiltiernan||Stepaside ' Sandyford Ind Est ' Stillorgan||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.
B3 and B4 spines travel on N31 to Monkstown Road. B4 follows R113 to reach Rochestown Avenue and Sallynoggin Road.
E1 and E2 spines run on Stillorgan Road, with E1 contuing on Bray Road while E2 proceeds along Kill Lane and York Road .
Terminus at Dun Laogharie for B3, E2, 222, 225, S8, 211, 227 and 221. Terminus at Blockrock for S6 and 226. Terminus for 222 at Brides Glen.
Orbital route S6 travels on Mt Merrion Avenue.
Orbital route S8 proceeds on Leoparstown Road, Newtown Park Avenue and Monkstown Road.
City Bound Route 98 runs on Wyatville Road, Churchview Road, Rochestown Avenue, Sallynoggin Road and Glenageary Road, then on to Monkstown Road and N31.
Local route 211 travels on Shanganagh Road to Rochestown Park then to Sallynoggin Road and Glenageary Road. 221 travels on Killiney Road to Avondale Road, then on to Ulverton Road and Glasthule Road. 222 proceeds on Wyatville Road, through Churchview Road. 222 continues down down Sally Glen Road to Glenageary Road.
Local route 225 runs at Stillorgan park and Monkstown Avenune to York Road. 226 runs down Carysfort Avenue to Deansgrange Road, Old Bray Road and Conelscourt Hill Road. 227 follows York Road to Monkstown Avenue and then on to Pottery Road.
Peak time routes are available on Skillorgan Park, Ulverton Road, Glashule Road, Rochestown Avenue, Abbey Road, Churchview Road, Wyattville Link and Shanganagh Road.
|Your Chosen Route||How BusConnects will get you there|
|Sallynoggin Road to O'Connell Street||Take the B4 Route direct to the Quays and then walk across the river to O'Connell Street|
|Marine Street, Dun Laoghaire to Heuston Station||Take the B3 Route to the Quays and then take any C Spine Route (C1, C2, C3, C4) to Heuston Station|