Dublin Bus have published new proposed bus routes for the Finglas East and Glasnevin areas. If implemented these changes will effect many people and it is important that you examine the changes and make your views known. These proposed changes will not take effect immediately. All submissions will be considered by Dublin Bus and they will then publish finalised routes in a few months time. If like me, you are unhappy with some of the changes, please send your comments to me firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward them on.
I have drafted a street map of the proposed routes and there is a Dublin Bus map which is also available.
The northern end of Routes 11/a/b will be discontinued. It will be replaced partly by a revised Route 13 and partly by a revised Route 19.
Route 13 and 13a will be amalgamated and will be called Route 13. It will operate from Ballymun (IKEA) to Clondalkin (Grange Castle) via Balbutcher Lane, DCU, Home Farm Road, Drumcondra, Dorset Street, O’Connell Street, Dame Street, St. James’s Hospital, Naas Road, Clondalkin Village and Bawnogue. This will provide a much improved cross city connection from both Ballymun and Clondalkin.
Route 17a/220 will be amalgamated and called Route 17a. The first element of this proposal is now in place with the revised Route 17a now operating and offers a more direct link from Kilbarrack, Ballymun and Finglas to The Blanchardstown Centre. It operates every 10 minutes at peak times toward The Blanchardstown Centre in the mornings with a 20 minute service throughout the day. Route 220 will be withdrawn as part of this proposal.
Route 4 now operates with low floor double deck buses offering increased comfort levels and reliability for our customers. It will continue to provide linkages with the South East of the City from the Ballymun Road area.
Route 83 and existing Route 19 will be combined and called Route 83. Operating from Charlestown Shopping Centre it will access the city centre via Western Way and O’Connell Street improving journey times and also improving accessibility to key city centre destinations. It will continue to operate its current alignment in the South of the City maintaining links to South George’s Street, Harolds Cross, Kimmage and Walkinstown. See full route details below.
Route 19a will be renamed Route 19. It will operate from Charlestown Shopping Centre serving Beneavin Road, Glasnevin Avenue, St. Pappin’s Road, Ballymun Road, St. Mobhi Road and Phibsboro to the City Centre. It will continue to operate its current alignment on the South of the City connecting the Finglas East area with South Great George’s Street, Harold’s Cross and Kimmage
Route 140 will offer our customers a direct link to St. Stephen’s Green, Rathmines, Terenure and Tallaght.
Routing for proposed services as follows
Harristown » Ballymun Shopping Centre » Ballymun Road (DCU) » Phibsboro Road » Western Way » O’Connell Street » Merrion Square » Ballsbridge » Blackrock » Monkstown Avenue
IKEA » Balbutcher Lane » Ballymun Shopping Centre » Ballymun Road (DCU) » O’Connell Street » Dame Street » St. James’s Hospital » Inchicore » Naas Road » Woodford Walk » Watery Lane » Clondalkin Village » Convent Road »
Bawnogue » Grange Castle
Charlestown Shopping Centre » Charlestown Link Road » Jamestown Road » Grove Park Road » Beneavin Road » Glasnevin Avenue » Wadelai » Ballymun Road (DCU) » Phibsboro Road » Western Way » O’Connell Street » Dame
Street » South Great George’s Street » Kelly’s Corner » Harold’s Cross » Kimmage Cross Road » Cromwellsfort Road » Limekiln Avenue