Bus Connects - Your Local Areas: Ballymount, Firhouse, Greenhills, Jobstown, Kiltipper, Tallaght

A bus network designed for Dublin's future.

Public Consultation - Have Your Say. We Want to hear from you

Contents

What is BusConnects?

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.

You Spoke. We Listened

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.

Tell me More

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.

Give us your views

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: consultations@busconnects.ie

The closing date for submissions can be checked at www.busconnects.ie

Bus Routes in your local area

Spine and Branch Routes (all via City Centre)

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

1.1 Spine and Branch Routes
Route From Via To How Often
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 Routes

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.

1.2 Orbital Routes
Route From Via To How Often
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 Center Bound Routes

Other city bound services operate into Dublin City Centre. These services are not part of any Spine, and operate to their own timetable.

1.3 Other City Center Bound Routes
Route From Via To How Often
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 Routes

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) .

1.4 Local Routes
Route From Via To How Often
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 Routes

Peak-time services operate during the peak travel periods, generally weekday mornings and evenings.

1.5 Peak Time Routes
Route From Via To How Often
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

Getting around with BusConnects

New network, new numbers (and letters!)

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.

What about fares?

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.

When is the bus network changing?

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.

When are the changes happening?

  1. 2020 - Finalisation of Bus Network redesign
  2. 2021 - Implementation of Phase 1 of new Bus Network
  3. 2023 - Final phase of Bus Network roll-out

Your local area map

How BusConnects gets you where you want to go.

Ballymount, Firhouse, Greenhills, Jobstown, Kiltipper, Tallaght

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.

Examples of BusConnects in action

Examples of BusConnects in action
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

Try out your route

Visit www.busconnects.ie/routemapper