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.
|D1||Griffeen Ave||Grange Castle Business Park - New Nangor Rd - Kylemore Luas - Crumlin Rd - Cork St - City Centre (Quays, Amiens St) - Fairview - Malahide Rd||Clongriffin||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|
|D3||St.Cuthbert's Rd||Fonthill Rd - Clondalkin - New Nangor Rd - Kylemore Luas - Crumlin Rd - Cork St - City Centre (Quays, Amiens St) - Fairview - Malahide Rd||Clongriffin||Every 10-15 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.
|S8||City West||Tallaght- Ballyboden - Ballinteer - Sandyford Ind Est - White's Cross -Monkstown||Dun Laoghaire||Every 20 mins|
|W2||Liffey Valley||Neilstown Rd - Clondalkin - Newland's Cross||Tallaght||Every 10-15 mins|
|W4||Blanchardstown||M50 - N4 - Grange Castle - City West||Tallaght||Every 30 mins|
|W8||Maynooth||Celbridge - Hazelhatch & Celbridge Station - Newcastle - Saggart - City West||Tallaght||Every 30 mins|
Other city bound services operate into Dublin City Centre. These services are not part of any Spine, and operate to their own timetable.
|93||Rathcoole||Saggart - Clondalkin - Red Cow - Naas Rd - Islandbridge - City Centre (Quays) - Amiens St - East Wall||Dublin Port||Every 60 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) .
|244||Ballymore Eustace||Blessington - Brittas||Tallaght||Every 60 mins|
|256||Red Cow Luas||N7 - Fonthill Rd - Old Nangor Rd - New Nangor Rd - Peamount Rd - Newcastle||Greenogue Business Park||Every 60 mins|
|259||Leixlip Confey||Leixlip - Easton - R449 - Maynooth Rd - Shackleton Rd - Celbridge||Hazelhatch & Celbridge Station||Every 30 mins|
Peak-time services operate during the peak travel periods, generally weekday mornings and evenings.
|344||Ballymore Eustace||Blessington - Brittas - Tallaght - Templeogue - Terenure - Rathgar - Rathmines - St Stephen's Green||Townsend St||Peak Only|
|345||Ballyknockan||Blessington - Brittas - Tallaght - Templeogue - Terenure - Rathgar - Rathmines - St Stephen's Green||Townsend St||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|
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.
D1 spine runs on New Nangor Road through Grange Castle Business Park.
D2 spine travels on Citywest Road to Fortunestown Way and Fortunestown Road, then on to Kilinarden Heights.
D3 spine runs on St Cuthbert's Road, Bawnogue Road, Fonthill Road, through Clondalkin Village to Watery Lane.
Orbital route S8 prcoceeds on Citywest Road to Blessington Road.
Orbital route W2 travels on Ninth Lock Road, through Clondalking Village to Tower Road.
Orbital route W4 runs through Grange Castle Business Park to Grange Castle Road, Kingswood Road and Cheeverstown Road.
Orbital route W8 travels on Hastlehatch Road, Athgoe Street, R120, Mill Road, Garter Lane and Bianconi Avenue.
City Bound route 93 runs from Main Street Rathcoole to Mill Road, Garter Lane and Bianconi Avenue, then continues to Kingswood Avenue, Old Naas Road, St John's Drive. Fonthill Road then through Clondalkin Village to Watery Lane.
Local route 244 travels on Blessington Road.
Local route 256 runs on College Road, R120, Main Street, Peamount Road and Nangor Road to Old Nangor Road and Fonthill Road.
Local route 259 travels on Hazelhatch Road.
Peak time routes are available on Peamount Road, R120, Main Street Rathcoole, Mill Road, Garter Lane, Bianconi Avenue, Blessington Road, Nangor Road, New and Old Nangor Road, Bawnogue Road, St Cuthbert's Road and St John's Drive.
|Your chosen route||How BusConnects will get you there|
|Citywest Village to Custom House||Take the D2 Route from Citywest Road direct to the Custom House|
|Saggart to St Vincent's Hospital||Take the 93 Route from Mill Road to Bachelor's Walk and then take the B2 Route direct to St. Vincent's Hospital|