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 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
|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|
|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|
|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||St James's Rd - KCR - Harold's Cross - City Centre (Dorset St, O'Connell St, St Stephen's Green) - Whitworth Rd - Finglas Rd - St Helena's Rd - Mellowes Rd - Finglas Village||Charlestown||Every 10-15 mins|
|G1||Red Cow Luas||Park West Ave - Clifden Rd - Ballyfermot - Inchicore - City Centre (Thomas St, Quays)||Spencer Dock||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.
|W2||Tallaght||Newland's Cross - Clondalkin - Neilstown Rd||Liffey Valley||Every 10-15 mins|
|W4||Tallaght||City West - Grange Castle - N4 - M50||Blanchardstown||Every 30 mins|
|W8||Tallaght||City West - Saggart - Newcastle - Hazelhatch & Celbridge Station - Celbridge||Maynooth||Every 30 mins|
|S2||Sean Moore Rd||Sandymount - Ballsbridge - Ranelagh - Rathmines - Kimmage - Rialto - St James's Hospital||Heuston Station||Every 10-15 mins|
|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.
|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||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|
|24||Dundrum||Balally - Ballinteer Rd - Whitechurch - Rathfarnham - Terenure - KCR - Armagh Rd - Cork St - City Centre (Quays)||Poolbeg St||Every 30 mins|
|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) .
|235||Rockbrook||Edmonstown Rd - Grange Rd - Stonemason's Way - Nutgrove||Dundrum Luas||Every 120 mins|
|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|
Peak-time services operate during the peak travel periods, generally weekday mornings and evenings.
|316||Whitechurch||Ballinteer - Sandyford Ind Est - Stillorgan||UCD||Limited / Peak - Only|
|318||Whitechurch||Rathfarnham - Terenure - Rathgar - Rathmines - St Stephen's Green||Townsend St||Limited / Peak - Only|
|344||Ballymore Eustace||Blessington - Brittas - Tallaght - Templeogue - Terenure - Rathgar - Rathmines - St Stephen's Green||Townsend St||Limited / Peak - Only|
|345||Ballyknockan||Blessington - Brittas - Tallaght - Templeogue - Terenure - Rathgar - Rathmines - St Stephen's Green||Townsend St||Limited / Peak - Only|
|347||Kiltipper||Aylesbury - Walkinstown - Crumlin Rd - Dolphin's Barn - Cork St - St Stephen's Green||Townsend St||Limited / Peak - Only|
|355||Dunawley||Clondalkin - Bluebell - Inchicore - Heuston Station - Custom House||Ringsend Bus Garage||Limited / Peak - Only|
|356||Greenogue Business Park||Newcastle - Nangor Rd - Bluebell - Inchicore - Heuston Station - Custom House||Ringsend Bus Garage||Limited / Peak - Only|
|393||Rathcoole||Saggart - City West - Newland's Cross - Bluebell - Inchicore - Heuston Station - Custom House||Ringsend Bus Garage||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.
A1 spine travels on Old Ballycullen, St Colmcille's Way, Scholarstown Road and Knocklyon Road. A3 spine runs on Belgard Square and Tallaght Road, before A1 and A3 continue down Templeogue Road. A2 spine runs on Grange Road and Rathfarnham Road. A1, A2 and A3 spines continue down Terenure Road.
D1 spine runs on Grange Castle Road and New Nangor Road. D3 spine travels on St Cuthbert's Road, Bawnogue Road, Fonthill Road and Watery Lane before joining New Nangor Road. D1 and D3 spines then proceed on Naas Road and Walkinstown Avenue. D2 spine runs along Citywest Road, Fortunestown Road and Blessington Road. D4 spine runs on Kiltipper Way and Killinarden Heights before joining Blessington Road. D2 and D4 spines then travel on Belgard Square and Greenhills Road. D5 travels on Seskin View, Avonmore Road and Castletymon Road before joining Greenhills Road. D1, D2, D3, D4 and D5 spines join on Long Mile Road continuing to Crumlin Road.
F1 spine travels on Whitestown Way and Firhouse Road, branching to Ballycullen Drive and Ballycullen Road before rejoining Firhouse Road and proceeding on Cypress Grove and Fortfield Road. F2 spine runs on Wellington Lane, Templeville Road, Whitehall Road and Kimmage Road West. F3 travels on St James's Road, Cromwellsfort Road, and Kimmage Road West. F1, F2 and F3 spines then proceed down Kimmage Road Lower.
G1 spine runs along Woodford Walk, New Nangor Road and Park West Avenue.
Orbital route W2 runs along Belgard Square and Belgard Road.
Orbital route W4 and Orbital route W8 travel along Blessington Road and Cheeverstown Road with W8 branching to Brookfield Road and Citywest Road and W4 continuing down Kingswood Road and Grange Castle Road.
Orbital route S2 runs on Sundrive Road.
Orbital route S4 travels on Kylemore Road, Long Mile Road, St Agnes Road, Kimmage Road West, Terenure Road West and Terenure Road.
Orbital route S6 proceeds on Belgard Square, Old Bawn Road and Firhouse Road.
Orbital route S8 runs on Tallaght Bypass, Old Bawn Road, Killininny Road, St Colmcille's Way, Scholarstown Road, Ballyboden Way and Taylor's Lane.
City bound route 15 travels on Limekiln Road, Whitehall Road W, St Agnes Park, Stannaway Road and Sundrive Road.
City bound route 16 runs on Whitestown Way, Kiltipper Way, Kiltipper Road and Oldcourt Road, then continuing down Stocking Avenue, Ballyboden Way, Ballyboden Road, Marian Road and Butterfield Avenue and further on Rathfarnham Road and Harold's Cross Road.
City bound route 20 travels on Blessington Road, Cheeverstown Road, Cookstown Road and Sylvan Drive, and then proceeds on Ballymount Upper, Ballymount Lower, Cromwellsfort Road, St Agnes Road, Kildare Road and Clogher Road.
City bound route 22 proceeds on Keeper Road, Errigal Road and Cooley Road.
City bound route 23 runs on Mourne Road, Errigal Road, Long Mile Road, Greenhills Road, returning to Cooley Road and Mourne Road.
City bound route 24 travels on Taylor's Lane, Ballyboden Road, Willbrook and Rathfarnham Road, then proceeding on Terenure Road West, Kimmage Road Lower, Captains Road and Sundrive Road.
City bound route 93 runs on Rathcoole Main Street, Mill Road, Garter Lane and Bianconi Avenue, then proceeding on Kingswood Avenue, Old Naas Road, and N7 and further along St John's Drive, Fonthill Road, Watery Lane and Naas Road.
Local route 235 travels on Edmondstown Road and Taylor's Lane.
Local route 244 proceeds along Blessington Road.
Local route 256 runs along N7, Fonthill Road, Old Nangor Road, New Nangor Road, Nangor Road, Peamount Road, and College Road.
Terminus for A3, D5, F1, S6, S8, W2, W4, W8, 16, 20 and 244 at Tallaght.
Terminus for G1 and 256 at Redcow Luas.
Terminus for C1, C2, 251, 252, 321 and 322 at Adamstown.
Peak time routes are available on Taylor's Lane, Ballyboden Road, Willbrook, Rathfarnham Road, Blessington Road, Kiltipper Way, Firhouse, Seskin View, Avonmore Road, Castletymon Road, Greenhills Road, Rathcoole Main Street, Mill Road, Garter Lane, Bianconi Avenue, N7, Naas Road, Peamount Road, Nangor Road, New Nangor Road, Old Nangor Road, St Cuthbert's Road, Bawnogue Road, and Fonthill Road.
|Your Chosen Route||How BusConnects will get you there|
|Jobstown to O'Connell Street||Take the D2 Route direct to Bachelor's Walk and then walk to O'Connell Street|
|Killininny Road, Firhouse to Grangecastle||Take the S8 Route from Killininny Road to The Square, Tallaght, then take the W4 Route from The Square to Grangecastle|