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: email@example.com
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||Swords||Every 10-15 mins|
|D2||Kingswood Ave||Fortunestown - Jobstown - Tallaght - Greenhills Rd - Crumlin Rd - Cork St - City Centre (Amiens St, Quays) - Fairview - Malahide Rd||Clarehall||Every 10-15 mins|
|D4||Kiltipper Way||Killinarden - Tallaght - Greenhills Rd - Crumlin Rd - Cork St - City Centre (Amiens St, Quays) - Fairview - Malahide Rd - Ardlea Rd - Beaumont Hospital||Coolock Lane||Every 30 mins|
|D5||Tallaght||Seskin View - Castletymon - Greenhills Rd - Crumlin Rd - Cork St - City Centre (Amiens St, Quays) - Fairview - Malahide Rd - Gracefield Rd - Edenmore||Blunden Drive||Every 30 mins|
|F1||Tallaght||Firhouse - Fortfield - KCR - Harold's Cross - City Centre (Dorset St, O'Connell St, St Stephen's Green) - Whitworth Rd - Finglas Rd||Charlestown||Every 10-15 mins|
|F2||Spawell||Perrystown - KCR - Harold's Cross - City Centre (Dorset St ,O'Connell St, St Stephen's Green) - Whitworth Rd - Finglas Rd - Mellowes Rd - Barry Rd||Charlestown||Every 10-15 mins|
|F3||Limekiln||Phibsborough - North Circular Rd - Custom House - South Circular Rd - St James's Hospital (Loop Service)||Charlestown||Every 5-10 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||Liffey Valley||Ballyfermot - Kylemore Rd - Crumlin - KCR - Terenure - Dartry - Bird Ave||UCD||Every 10-15 mins|
|S6||Tallaght||Firhouse - Rathfarnham - Dundrum - UCD - Mount Merrion||Blackrock||Every 10-15 mins|
|S8||City West||Tallaght - Ballyboden - Ballinteer - Sandyford Ind Est - White's Cross - Monkstown||Dun Laoghaire||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.
|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|
|15||Limekiln Rd||Crumlin Village - Kimmage - Rathmines - City Centre (St Stephen's Green, Pearse St)||Mountjoy Sq||Every 20-25 mins|
|16||Tallaght||Kiltipper - Ballycullen - Ballyboden - Rathfarnham - Terenure - Harold's Cross - Clanbrassil St - City Centre (Dame St, O'Connell St)||Parnell Sq||Every 10-15 mins|
|20||Tallaght||Kingswood - Ballymount - Walkinstown - Crumlin - St Thomas Rd - Kevin St - City Centre (Quays, George's St)||East Wall||Every 30 mins|
|24||Dundrum||Balally - Ballinteer Rd - Whitechurch - Rathfarnham - Terenure - KCR - Armagh Rd - Cork St - City Centre (Quays)||Poolbeg St||Every 30 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) .
|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.
|316||Whitechurch||Ballinteer - Sandyford Ind Est - Stillorgan||UCD||Peak Only|
|318||Whitechurch||Rathfarnham - Terenure - Rathgar - Rathmines - St Stephen's Green||Townsend St||Peak Only|
|347||Kiltipper||Aylesbury - Walkinstown - Crumlin Rd - Dolphin's Barn - Cork St - 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. A1 continues on Templeroan to St Colcilles' Way and Old Ballycullen Road. A3 proceeds on Tallaght Road and Main 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.
D2, D4 and D5 spines travel on Greenhills Road. D5 branches to Castletymon Road to Avonmore Road, Seskin View and Old Bawn Road.
F1, F2 and F3 come from Kimmage Road. F1 continues on Fortfield Avenue and Cypress Grove through Firhouse Road, Ballycullen Road and Drive, then on to Old Bawn Road. F2 runs on Whitehall Road, across Templeville Road and on to Wellington Lane. F3 proceeds on Kimmage Road West to Cromwellsfort Road, St Peter's Road and St James's Road.
Orbital route S4 runs on Kimmage Road West to Terenure Road West and East, then to Highfield Road and Dartry Road, continuing down Milltown Road to Bird Avenue.
Orbital route S6 travels down Old Bawn Road, through Firhouse Road to Butterfield Avenue, then on to Nutgrove Avenue and Churchtown Upper.
Orbital route S8 travels down Old Bawn Road to Killninny Road to St Colmcille's Way, Scholarstown Road, Ballyboden Way, Taylor's Lane and Grange Road.
City Bound route 11 and 12 travels down Milltown Road and Dundrum Road .
City Bound route 14 runs on Highfield Road, Orwell Road, Braemore Road to Beaumont Avenue, Barton Road, Nutgrove Way and Brehon Field Road.
City Bound route 15 travels on Limekiln Road to Whitehall Road West.
City Bound route 16 runs on Kiltipper Way, Oldcourt Road, Stocking Avenue to Ballyboden Way, Ballyboden Road, Marlan Road, Butterfield Avenue and Rathfarnham Road.
City Bound route 20 travels on Ballymount Road upper, Ballymount Road Lower and Cromwellsfort Road.
City Bound route 24 proceeds on Terenure Road West to Rathfarnham Road, Willbrook Road, Ballyboden Road, then along Taylor's Lane, Grange Road and Brheon Field Road.
Local route 235 travels on Edmondstown Road and Taylor's Lane, Whitechurch Road, Grange Road, Nutgrove Way to Nutgrove Avenue, then on to Churchtrown Upper Road.
Peak time routes are available on Avonmore Road, Castletymon Road, Greenhills Road, Ballyboden Road, Rathfarnham Road, Taylor's Lane, Grange Road and Broadford Road.
|Your chosen route||Scholarstown Way to O'Connell Street|
|Stillorgan to O'Connell Street||Take Route 16 direct to O'Connell Street|
|Terenure Road West to Blackrock||Take the S4 Route from Terenure Road West to UCD, then take the S6 Route from UCD direct to Blackrock|