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 extra assistance to understand the information 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
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
|B3||Dun Laoghaire||Monkstown - Blackrock - Merrion Rd - Pembroke Rd - City Centre (Quays, Merrion Sq) - Navan Rd - Blanchardstown - Castlecurragh||Tyrrelstown||Every 10-15 mins|
|B4||Killiney||Rochestown Ave - Stradbrook - Blackrock - Merrion Rd - Pembroke Rd - City Centre (Quays, Merrion Sq) - Navan Rd||Blanchardstown||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.Stephen's Green) - Phibsborough - St Mobhi Rd - Glasnevin - Ballymun - Balbutcher Lane - St Margaret's Rd||Charlestown||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.
|S4||UCD||Bird Ave - Dartry - Terenure - KCR - Crumlin - Kylemore Rd - Ballyfermot||Liffey Valley||Every 10-15 mins|
|S6||Blackrock||Mount Merrion - UCD - Dundrum - Rathfarnham - Firhouse||Tallaght||Every 10-15 mins|
|S8||Dun Laoghaire||Monkstown - White's Cross - Sandyford Ind Est - Ballinteer - Ballyboden - Tallaght||City West||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.
|10||Ticknock||Sandyford Village - Sandyford Ind Est - Goatstown - Clonskeagh - Ranelagh - Merrion Sq||Mountjoy Square||Every 30 mins|
|11||Belarmine||Sandyford Village - Dundrum Rd - Milltown - Ranelagh - Merrion Sq||Mountjoy Square||Every 60 mins|
|12||Enniskerry||Stepaside - Belarmine - Sandyford Village - Dundrum Rd - Milltown - Ranelagh - Merrion Sq||Mountjoy Square||Every 60 mins|
|98||Loughlinstown Park||Sallynoggin - Dún Laoghaire - Blackrock - Merrion Rd - Ballsbridge - City Centre (Merrion Sq)||Mountjoy Square||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) .
|198||Glencullen||Blackglen Rd - Sandyford Rd - Balally||Dundrum Luas||Every 120 mins|
|211||Dun Laoghaire||Sallynoggin - Shanganagh Rd - Shankill - Bray - Boghall Rd - Killarney Rd||Kilmacanogue||Every 20 mins|
|213||Kiltiernan||Stepaside - Sandyford Ind Est - Stillorgan - Nutley Lane - St Vincent's Hospital - Sydney Parade - Sandymount||Ringsend Bus Garage||Every 60 mins|
|222||Dun Laoghaire||Sallynoggin - Churchview Rd - Wyatville Rd||Bride's Glen Luas||Every 10-15 mins|
|225||Dun Laoghaire||York Rd - Monkstown Ave - Benamore Rd - Stillorgan - Kilmacud Rd Upper - Overend Way - Main St||Dundrum Luas||Every 10-15 mins|
|226||Kiltiernan||Glenamuck Rd - Carrickmines - Cornelscourt Hill Rd - Deansgrange Rd - Benamore Rd - Carysfort Ave||Blackrock||Every 30 mins|
|227||Dun Laoghaire||York Rd - Monkstown Farm - Abbey Rd - Pottery Rd - Cornelscourt Hill Rd - Ballyogan Rd||Ballyogan||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||Limited/Peak - Only|
|302||Newcastle||Kilcoole - Charlesland - Greystones - Bray Southern Cross - Cherrywood - UCD - St Stephen's Green||Townsend St||Limited/Peak - Only|
|311||Shankill||Ballybrack - Baker's Corner - Stillorgan - UCD - St Stephen's Green||Townsend St||Limited/Peak - Only|
|312||Dalkey||Glasthule - Glenageary - Baker's Corner - Stillorgan - UCD - St Stephen's Green||Townsend St||Limited/Peak - Only|
|313||Kiltiernan||Stepaside - Sandyford Ind Est - Stillorgan||UCD||Limited/Peak - Only|
|316||Whitechurch||Ballinteer - Sandyford Ind Est - Stillorgan||UCD||Limited/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.
B3 spine travels on Monkstown Road.
B4 spine runs on Rochestown Avenue, branches to Sallynoggin Road, before rejoining Rochestown Avenue continuing to Abbey Road and Monkstown Road.
E1 spine travels on Bray Road and Stillorgan Road, E2 spine runs on York Road, Kill Lane and continues on Stillorgan Road.
Terminus for B3, E2, 222, 225, S8, 211, 227, 221 at Dun Laoghaire.
Orbital route S6 travels on Mt Merrion Avenue and Stillorgan Road to UCD and continues on Mount Anville Road.
Orbital route S8 runs on Monkstown Road, Newtownpark Ave, Leopardstown Road and Blackthorn Road.
Terminus for S6 and 226 at Blackrock.
City bound route 10 proceeds on Blackthorn Road, St Raphaela's and Kilmacud Road Lower.
City bound route 11 travels on Belarmine Ave and Village Road.
City bound route 12 runs on Enniskerry Road.
City bound route 98 travels on Churchview Road, Rochestown Avenue and Sallynoggin Road, then proceeding to Georges Street and Monkstown Road.
Local route 198 runs on Ballyedmonduff.
Local route 211 proceeds on Glenageary Rd Lower, Sallynoggin Road and Churchview Road.
Local route 213 runs on Enniskerry Road, Kilgobbin Road, St Raphaela's and Stillorgan Road.
Local route 222 travels on Churchview Road.
Local route 225 proceeds on York Road, Monkstown Avenue, Stillorgan Park and Kilmacud Road Upper.
Local route 226 runs on Glenamuck Road, Cornelscourt Hill Road and Old Bray Road, then continuing along Clonkeen Road, Deansgrange Road and Carysfort Avenue.
Local route 227 travels on York Road, Mounttown Lower, Monkstown Avenue, then proceeding along Abbey Road, Pottery Road, Old Bray Road and Cornelscourt Hill Road.
Peak time routes are available on Stillorgan Road and Bray Road, on Stillorgan Park, Abbey Road, Rochestown Avenue and Kill Lane, as well as on St Raphaela's, Blackthorn Road and Kilgobbin Road.
|Your chosen route||How BusConnects will get you there|
|Brewery Road to O'Connell Street||Take the E1 or E2 Route direct to O'Connell Street|
|Ballyogan Road to Ballsbridge||Take Route 227 to Abbey Road then take the, B4 Route direct to Ballsbridge|