New Dublin bus network will increase services by 23% around the city


The National Transport Authority (NTA) has published the new Dublin Area bus network.


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The implementation of the New Network will take place on a phased basis over a number of years starting in 2021, subject to Government funding.


The bus network plan published today is for bus services only and a separate 3rd round of public consultation for the Core Bus Corridor (bus lanes and cycle lanes/tracks) will take place later this year.


Minister for Climate Action, Communication Networks and Transport, Eamon Ryan TD said; "BusConnects Dublin is the National Transport Authoritys programme to greatly improve bus services in the Greater Dublin Area.


"It is a key part of our Governments policies to improve public transport and address climate change.


"It is included in the Programme for Government, The Climate Action Plan 2019, The National Development Plan 2018-2027 and Transport Strategy for The Greater Dublin Area.


"Bus services across Dublin needed to be redesigned to be more coherent and efficient to meet the demands for a growing city and I am delighted we are now able to implement this new plan after extensive public consultation.


"The last six months have been very challenging for everyone in Dublin and across Ireland.


"Bus services have provided an essential frontline service for the public and city during this time and the new Dublin Area bus network will allow the service grow to meet peoples needs as the city recovers."


The new Dublin Area bus network will provide a better planned, higher capacity, more understandable network, delivering a better overall public transport experience for the Dublin region.


The new network will see increased evening and weekend services, with most frequent routes operating every 15 minutes or better on weekdays and Saturdays, most on Sundays also.


There will be a number of routes that will operate 24 hours a day.


These services will operate throughout the night to support the night-time economy across Dublin.


Overall the level of bus services in the Dublin network will increase by 23% as a result of the new network.