Bus Connects - Your Local Areas: Balally, Ballinteer, Belfield, Churchtown, Clonskeagh, Dundrum, Goatstown, Sandyford, Stepaside Village, Windy Arbour

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 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 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
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 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
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 - DĂșn Laoghaire - Blackrock - Merrion Rd - Ballsbridge - City Centre (Merrion Sq) Mountjoy Sq 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
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 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
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

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.

Balally, Ballinteer, Belfield, Churchtown, Clonskeagh, Dundrum, Goatstown, Sandyford, Stepaside Village, Windy Arbour

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.

Examples of BusConnects in action

Examples of BusConnects in action
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

Try out your route

Visit www.busconnects.ie/routemapper