The National Transport Authority (NTA), in partnership with Go-Ahead Ireland, has commenced the fifth phase of BusConnects with the introduction of orbital Routes W4, W61 and W62.
Phase 5a operated by Go-Ahead Ireland, launched on Sunday 25th June, and serves the west and south-west regions of Dublin, including Newcastle, Saggart, Citywest, Tallaght, Liffey Valley, Lucan, Blanchardstown, Hazelhatch, Maynooth, and Celbridge. The new network will provide enhanced connectivity across all transport modes on the Transport for Ireland (TFI) Network.
Route W4 stops near Liffey Valley Shopping Centre on the Lucan Road, where passengers can connect with the C1, C2, C3 and C4 services at the same stop. The W4 also connects with the N4 orbital route at Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, interchanges with the Luas at Tallaght and Cheeverstown, and connects with commuter rail services at the new Kishoge station.
Route W61 connects with the C3 and C4 routes at Maynooth and with the C4 in Celbridge, and with commuter rail services at Maynooth and Hazelhatch stations.
Route W62 interchanges with Luas services at Tallaght, Citywest Campus, and Saggart.
Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority, said: “The launch of Phase 5a is yet another step forward in improving the connectivity and reliability of Dublin’s bus networks through the BusConnects redesign. Phase 5a’s orbital routes allow passengers to travel between suburbs without having to first travel into the city centre, providing for more efficient trips and decreased journey times.”
Andrew Edwards, Managing Director of Go-Ahead Ireland, said: “Go-Ahead Ireland is delighted to bring the next phase of BusConnects to the public alongside our colleagues at the NTA. Orbital routes such as the W4, W61 and W62 greatly enhance the overall accessibility and efficiency of the network, and Go-Ahead Ireland looks forward to continuing to serve its communities and customers.”
For more information go to Transport for Ireland Phase 5a W-Orbital