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|
|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|
|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.
|O||Heuston Station||Phibsborough - North Circular Rd - Custom House - South Circular Rd - St James's Hospital (Loop Service)||Heuston Station||Every 510 mins|
|S2||Sean Moore Rd||Sandymount - Ballsbridge - Ranelagh - Rathmines - Kimmage - Rialto - St James's Hospital||Heuston Station||Every 10-15 mins|
|S4||UCD||Bird Ave - Dartry - Terenure - KCR - Crumlin - Kylemore Rd - Ballyfermot||Liffey Valley||Every 10-15 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|
|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|
|22||Crumlin Hospital||Kingswood - Ballymount - Walkinstown - Crumlin - St Thomas Rd - Kevin St - City Centre (Quays, George's St)||East Wall||Every 30 mins|
|24||Dundrum||Drimnagh - SCR - St Thomas Rd - Kevin St - City Centre (Quays, George's St)||Poolbeg St||Every 30 mins|
Peak-time services operate during the peak travel periods, generally weekday mornings and evenings.
|318||Whitechurch||Rathfarnham - Terenure - Rathgar - Rathmines - St Stephen's Green||Townsend St||Peak Only|
|344||Ballymore Eustace||Blessington - Brittas - Tallaght - Templeogue - Terenure - Rathgar - Rathmines - St Stephen's Green||Townsend St||Peak Only|
|345||Ballymore Eustace||Blessington - Brittas - Tallaght - Templeogue - Terenure - Rathgar - Rathmines - St Stephen's Green||Townsend St||Peak Only|
|380||Wendell Ave||Malahide - Seabury - Holywell - M1 - Port Tunnel - Custom House - Merrion Sq - St Stephen's Green - Rathmines - Dartry - Clonskeagh||UCD||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. A2 and A2 spines run to Rathfarmham Road, while A1 and A3 spines continue to Templeogue Road.
E1 and E2 spines travel on Morehampton Road
F1, F2 and F3 spines travel on Harold's Cross Road to Kimmage Road Lower.
Terminus for 34 and 35 at Bulington Road.
Orbital route O travels on the South Circular Road.
Orbital route S2 runs on Sundrive Road, Kenilworth Road, Chareston Road, Appian Way and Waterloo Road.
Orbital route S4 proceeds on Terenure Road West and East, Highfield Road, Dartry Road and Bird Avenue.
City Bound route 10 travels on Ranelagh Road to Sandyford Road and Clonskeagh Road.
City Bound route 11 and 12 run on Sandyford Road to Milltown Road.
City Bound route 14 proceeds on Orwell Road, Highfield Road, Rathmines Upper and Rathgar Road.
City Bound route 15 runs on Sundrive Road, Kenilworth Road and Rathgar Road.
City Bound route 16 travels on Harold's Cross Road.
City Bound route 20 runs on Clogher Road.
City Bound route 22 travels on South Circular Road.
City Bound route 24 runs on Rathfarnham Road.
Peak time routes are available on Terenure Road Easy and Rathemines Upper.
|Your chosen route||How BusConnects will get you there|
|Rathgar Road to O'Connell Street||Take any A Spine Route (A1, A2, A3 & A4) direct to O'Connell Street|
|Harold's Cross Road to Grand Canal Dock||Take the 16 Route from Harold’s Cross Road to South Circular Road and then take the O Route from South Circular Road to Grand Canal Dock|