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.
|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|
|B1||UCD||Nutley Lane - Merrion Rd - Pembroke Rd - City Centre (Quays, Merrion Sq) - Navan Rd - Blanchardstown - Ongar Rd||Ongar||Every 10-15 mins|
|B2||UCD||Nutley Lane - Merrion Rd - Pembroke Rd - City Centre (Quays, Merrion Sq) - Navan Rd - Blanchardstown - Huntstown Way - Clonsilla Rd||Ongar||Every 10-15 mins|
|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'Connell 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.
|S4||UCD||Bird Ave- Dartry - Terenure - KCR - Crumlin - Kylemore Rd - Ballyfermot||Liffey Valley||Every 10-15 mins|
|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.
|10||Ticknock||Sandyford Village - Sandyford Ind Est - Goatstown - Clonskeagh - Ranelagh - Merrion Sq||Mountjoy Sq||Every 30 mins|
|11||Belarmine||Sandyford Village - Dundrum Rd - Milltown - Ranelagh - Merrion Sq||Mountjoy Sq||Every 60 mins|
|12||Enniskerry||Stepaside- Belarmine - Sandyford Village - Dundrum Rd - Milltown - Ranelagh - Merrion Sq||Mountjoy Sq||Every 60 mins|
|14||Ballinteer||Churchtown - Rathgar - Rathmines - City Centre (Quays, Camden St) - Heuston Station - Chapelizod - Kennelsfort Rd||Liffey Valley||Every 10-15 mins|
|24||Dundrum||Balally - Ballinteer Rd - Whitechurch - Rathfarnham - Terenure - KCR - Armagh Rd - Cork St - City Centre (Quays)||Poolbeg St||Every 10-15 mins|
|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) .
|198||Glencullen||Blackglen Rd - Sandyford Rd - Balally||Dundrum Luas||Every 120 mins|
|213||Kiltiernan||Stepaside - Sandyford Ind Est - Stillorgan - Nutley Lane - St Vincent's Hospital - Sydney Parade - Sandymount||Ringsend Bus Garage||Every 60 mins|
|225||Dundrum Luas||Main St - Overend Way - Kilmacud Rd Upper - Stillorgan - Benamore Rd - Monkstown Ave - York Rd||Dun Laoghaire||Every 10-15 mins|
|226||Kiltiernan||Glenamuck Rd - Carrickmines - Cornelscourt Hill Rd - Deansgrange Rd - Benamore Rd - Carysfort Ave||Blackrock||Every 30 mins|
|227||Dun Laoghaire||York Rd - Monkstown Farm - Abbey Rd - Pottery Rd - Cornelscourt Hill Rd - Ballyogan Rd||Ballyogan||Every 30 mins|
|235||Dundrum Luas||Nutgrove - Stonemason's Way - Grange Rd - Edmonstown Rd||Rockbrook||Every 120 mins|
Peak-time services operate during the peak travel periods, generally weekday mornings and evenings.
|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|
|316||Whitechurch||Ballinteer - Sandyford Ind Est - Stillorgan||UCD||Peak Only|
|318||Whitechurch||Rathfarnham - Terenure - Rathgar - Rathmines - St Stephen's Green||Townsend St||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 down Rathgar Road and Terenure Road East.
A1 and A3 spines proceed on Templeogue Road
A2 and A4 spines travel on Rathfarmham Road, with A4 branching at Nutgrove Avenue to Nutgrove Way, whle A2 runs down Grange Road to Broadford Road and Ballintree Avenue.
B1 and B2 spines travel on Rock Road
E1 and E2 spines run on Stillorgan Road. E2 proceeds on Kill Lane with E1 continuing on Bray Road
Terminus for B1, B2 and S4 at UCD. Terminus for A2, 225, 24, 198 and 235 at Dumdrum. Terminus for S6 and 226 at Blackrock.
Orbital route S4 travels on Terenure Road to Highfield Road, down Dartry Road to Bird Avenue and through Wynnsward Drive.
Orbital route S6 runs on Butterfield Avenue to Nutgrove Avenue, though Churchstown Upper and Mount Anville Road.
Orbital route S8 proceeds on Taylor's Lane to Grance Road and Brehon Field Road and the M50. It continues down Blackhthorn Road and Leopardstown Road to Newtownpark Avenue, then on to Monkstown Road.
City Bound route 10 travels on the Clonskeagh Road to Kilmacud Lower and St Raphaela's Road to Blackthorn Road and Blackglen Road.
City Bound route 11 and 12 runs down Milltown Road and Dundrum Road to Sandyford Road. 11 Branches at Village Road and Belarmine Ave, while 12 continues on Enniskerry Road.
City Bound route 14 travels from Highfield Road to Orwell Road, though Braemore Road and Beaumount Avenue, down Barton Road and Nutgrove Way to Brehon Field Road.
City Bound route 24 proceeds on Terenure Road West then down Rathfarnham Road and Ballyboden Road to Taylor's Lane
Local route 198 runs down Main Street to Sandyford Road and Blackglen Road to Woodside Road and Ballydmonduff.
Local route 213 travels on Nutley Lane and Stillorgan Road to St Raphaela's Road and Kilgobbin Road to Enniskerry Road.
Local route 225 proceeds on Kilmacud Road Upper to Stillorgan Park Road and Monkstown Avenue.
Local route 226 runs down Carysfort Avenue to Deansgrange Road and Clonkeen Road, then through Old Bray Road to Cornelscourt Hill Road and on to Glenamuck Road.
Local route 227 travels on Abbey Road and Pottery Road, by Cabinteely Park to Cornelscourt Hill Road to Ballyogan.
Local route 235 proceeds on Churchtown Upper and Nutgrove Avenue to Nutgrove Way and Grange Road to Ballyboden .
Peak time routes are available on Grange Road, Ballyboden Road, Sandyford Road, Wyckham Way and Broadford Road, Rathfarnham Road, Stillorgan Park and St Raphaela's Road, Kilgobbin and Enniskerry Road.
|Your Chosen Route||How BusConnects will get you there|
|Stillorgan to O'Connell Street||Take either E Route (E1 or E2) direct to O'Connell Street|
|Churchtown Road to St Vincent's Hospital||Take the S6 Route to UCD then change at UCD to either B1 or B2 Route direct to St. Vincent's Hospital|