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BusConnects 2021 Timetable Is Here

Latest press release from National Transport Authority, issued on Thursday, September 24th 2020…

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has today published a finalised plan of the BusConnects New Dublin Area Bus Network.

Please note that these plans relate to bus services only and not the Core Bus Corridors projects (bus lanes and cycle lanes/tracks). The next round of public consultation for the Core Bus Corridors projects will be held later this year.

For the past four years the NTA has engaged in an extensive public consultation process on the redesign of the bus network. Over the course of three separate stages of consultation we received up to 70,000 submissions. This feedback showed us what we got right and what needed a rethink. Based on that input, we continuously refined our design and amended our proposals to address many of the issues raised with us, culminating in the finalised bus network released today.

The new network will be implemented on a phased basis over a number of years commencing in 2021. It will take place over 11 phases and is subject to government funding. A comprehensive customer experience programme will be rolled out alongside the implementation of the new network to ensure that the public will be fully informed of all changes to bus services and when they will occur. This process will be supported by proactive engagement with bus users, localised advertising campaigns, public information campaigns and engagement with relevant stakeholders and disability groups.

All relevant information about the new network is now available on our website (www.busconnects.ie ) including:

· A comprehensive and detailed consultation report;

· A summary of all the important information relating to new Dublin area bus network;

· 29 local area maps outlining how the new network will look in your locality and

· A big picture map giving an overview of the entire network.

Due to restrictions arising from Covid-19, hard copies of the above documents are in limited supply and will only be provided in exceptional circumstances upon request.

All documents are also available in HTML, PDF and Audio versions on www.busconnects.ie. The Guide has the local timetables here, and the PDF is here.