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
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) .
|201||Bray Station||Greystones - Kilcoole - Newcastle - Newtownmountkennedy - Kilpedder - Glenview (Loop Service)||Bray Station||Every 40 mins|
|202||Bray Station||Glenview (Loop Service) - Kilpedder - Newtownmountkennedy - Newcastle - Kilcoole - Greystones||Bray Station||Every 40 mins|
|204||Greystones||Church Rd - Mill Rd - Kindlestown - Victoria Rd (Loop Service)||Greystones||Every 30 mins|
|211||Kilmacanogue||Killarney Rd - Boghall Rd - Bray - Shankill - Shanganagh Rd - Sallynoggin||Dun Laoghaire||Every 20 mins|
|212||Southern Cross||Herbert Rd - Killarney Rd||Bray Station||Every 10-15 mins|
|214||Southern Cross||Putland Rd - Bray Main St||Palermo||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|
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.
Local routes 201 and 202 travel on R761 to Bellvue Road and Mill Road, then proceeds on R774 Kilcoole Road, Main Street and R761, as well as Church Road, Glen Road, N11 and Dubline Road through R772 and L5050 to Newcastle.
Local route 204 runs on Victoria Road to Mill Road and R761.
Local route 212 is on the Kilarney Road, while 214 is on the R768. 211 travels down the N11 to Kilmacanogue.
Peak time route 302 is available on R761. 301 anbd 302 are available on Main Street, R774, Kilcoole Road, Mill Road, Victoria Road and R761. 301 and 302 are on the R768.
|Your Chosen Route||How BusConnects will get you there|
|Newtownmountkennedy to Bray DART station||Take Route 202 or 201 direct to Bray DART station|
|Charlesland to O'Connell Street||Take Route 201 or 202 to Bray and change to the E1 direct to O'Connell Street|