Bus Connects - Your Local Areas: Inchicore, Kilmainham, Rialto

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
C1 Adamstown Griffeen Rd - Foxborough - Lucan Bypass - Chapelizod Bypass - City Centre (Quays) - Pearse St - Grand Canal Dock - Ringsend Sandymount Every 30 mins
C2 Adamstown Griffeen Rd - Foxborough - Lucan Bypass - Chapelizod Bypass - City Centre (Quays) - Pearse St - Grand Canal Dock - Ringsend Sandymount Every 30 mins
C3 Maynooth Leixlip - Lucan - N4 - Chapelizod Bypass - City Centre (Quays) - Pearse St - Grand Canal Dock Ringsend Bus Garage Every 30 mins
C4 Celbridge Lucan - N4 - Chapelizod Bypass - City Centre (Quays) - Pearse St - Grand Canal Dock Ringsend Bus Garage Every 30 mins
G1 Red Cow Luas Park West Ave - Clifden Rd - Ballyfermot - Inchicore - City Centre (Thomas St, Quays) Spencer Dock Every 10-15 mins
G2 Liffey Valley Fonthill Rd - 9th Lock Rd - Neilstown - Coldcut Rd - Ballyfermot - Inchicore - City Centre (Thomas St, Quays) Spencer Dock 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
N2 Heuston Station Stoneybatter - Broombridge - Glasnevin - Marino Clontarf Rd Station Every 20 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
S2 Heuston Station St James's Hospital- Rialto - Kimmage - Rathmines - Ranelagh - Ballsbridge - Sandymount Sean Moore Rd Every 10-15 mins

Other City 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 Center Bound Routes
Route From Via To How Often
14 Liffey Valley Kennelsfort Rd - Chapelizod - Heuston Station- City Centre (Quays, Camden St) - Rathmines - Rathgar - Churchtown Ballinteer Every 10-15 mins
22 Crumlin Hospital Drimnagh- SCR - St Thomas Rd - Kevin St - City Centre (Quays, George's St) East Wall Every 30 mins
23 Walkinstown Drimnagh - St James's Hospital - City Centre (O'Connell St, Dame St, Thomas St) - Ballybough Rd Griffith Avenue Every 10-15 mins
93 Rathcoole Saggart - Clondalkin - Red Cow - Naas Rd - Islandbridge - City Centre (Quays) - Amiens St - East Wall Dublin Port Every 60 mins
95 Cherry Orchard Ballyfermot - Decies Rd - Inchicore - City Centre (Thomas St, Quays) Spencer Dock Every 60 mins

Peak Time Routes

Peak-time services operate during the peak travel periods, generally weekday mornings and evenings.

1.4 Peak Time Routes
Route From Via To How Often
321 Adamstown Lucan Bypass - Chapelizod Bypass - Heuston Station - Custom House Merrion Sq Peak Only
322 Adamstown Lucan Village - Chapelizod Bypass - Heuston Station - Custom House - Merrion Sq - Ballsbridge - St Vincent's Hospital UCD Peak Only
323 Leixlip Lucan Village - Chapelizod Bypass - Heuston Station - Custom House Merrion Sq Peak Only
324 Barnhall RFC Leixlip - Lucan Village - Chapelizod Bypass - Heuston Station - Custom House Merrion Sq Peak Only
325 Maynooth Leixlip - Lucan Bypass - Chapelizod Bypass - Heuston Station - Custom House Merrion Sq Peak Only
326 Maynooth Leixlip - Lucan Bypass - Chapelizod Bypass - Heuston Station - Custom House - Merrion Sq - Ballsbridge - St Vincent's Hospital UCD Peak Only
327 Celbridge Lucan Bypass - Chapelizod Bypass - Heuston Station - Custom House - Merrion Sq - Ballsbridge - St Vincent's Hospital UCD Peak Only
328 Celbridge Lucan Bypass - Chapelizod Bypass - Heuston Station - Custom House - Merrion Sq - Ballsbridge - St Vincent's Hospital UCD Peak Only
355 Dunawley Clondalkin - Bluebell - Inchicore - Heuston Station - Custom House Ringsend Bus Garage Peak Only
356 Greenogue Business Park Newcastle - Nangor Rd - Bluebell - Inchicore - Heuston Station - Custom House Ringsend Bus Garage Peak Only
393 Rathcoole Saggart - City West - Newland's Cross - Bluebell - Inchicore - Heuston Station - Custom House Ringsend Bus Garage 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.

Inchicore, Kilmainham, Rialto

C1, C2, C3 and C4 spines travel on Con Colbert Road through Islandbridge.

G1 and G3 spines run on Emmet Road to James's Street

Terminus for O, S2 and N2 at Heuston Station.

Orbital route O travels on Infirmary Road and South Circular Road.

Orbital route S2 proceeds on Herberton Road.

City Bound route 14 travels on Chapelizod Road to Conyngham Road.

City Bound route 22 runs along Galtymore Road to Keeper Road, on to Herberton Road to South Circular Road.

City Bound route 23 proceeds on Mourne Road to South Circular Road and then James's Street.

City Bound route 93 runs on Tyrconnell Road to Bulfin Road, Kickham Road and Anner Road then on to Conyngham Road via South Circular Road

Peak time routes are available on Chapelizod Road and Tyrconnell Road.

Examples of BusConnects in action

Examples of BusConnects in action
Your Chosen Route How BusConnects will get you there
Decies Road to Docklands Take the G1, G2 or the 95 Route Direct from Sarsfield Road to the Docklands
Bulfin Road to Leinster Square, Rathmines Take either the G1 or G2 route from Emmet Road, change at Christchurch and take the 14 to Lenister Square, Rathmines

Try out your route

Visit www.busconnects.ie/routemapper