Dublin Bus is pleased to announce that the revised network for the above areas will commence implementation from Sunday 7th August 2011. These service changes cover the following existing routes: 14, 14a, 15b, 20b, 44, 44b, 48a, 61 and 161.
What does Network Direct mean for you?
The revised bus network in the above areas will provide a more direct and simplified bus service with improved reliability and punctuality. The revised services will improve the cross city linkages between Ballinteer / Rathmines and the North East of the City. Please click here to view a diagram on services in these areas.
More reliable journey times
The revised services will have more customer friendly timetables with departures at even intervals throughout the day. This will help ensure that our customers benefit from consistent journey times and frequency of service.
Improved connections for customers
Route 14, 14a and 20b will be amalgamated and called route 14 and will offer significantly improved cross city options for customers including improved linkages to Bus Aras, Connolly Rail Station, Luas Green and Luas Red lines.
The service will operate from Dundrum via Ballinteer, Rathgar, Rathmines, St. Stephen’s Green, College Green, Westmoreland Street / D’Olier Street, Eden Quay / Burgh Quay, Amiens Street, North Strand, Fairview, Donnycarney, Collins Avenue and Beaumont (Artane Castle). See full routing details below.
Route 44 will continue to provide a direct connection from Enniskerry, Stepaside and Milltown to the City Centre. There is no change proposed to the route or stops at this stage. Timetables will also be reviewed at a later date on route 44. The future timetables for route 44 and 61 will be integrated offering our customers to Ranelagh, Milltown and Dundrum a bus every 30 minutes throughout the day.
There will be no change to route 44b at this stage.
Route 61 will operate from Whitechurch via Ballyboden Road, Willbrook Road, Nutgrove Avenue and Dundrum to the City Centre (Townsend Street). This will provide alternative services for customers on route 15b/74a (Whitechurch, Ballyboden and Willbrook Road), 16a (Nutgrove Avenue) and 44/48a (Milltown and Ranelagh). Operating at hourly intervals during the day, route 61 will improve the integration of Ballyboden and Rathfarnham with Luas and the Dundrum, Milltown and Ranelagh areas.
Dublin Bus is pleased to announce that key departures on route 61 will operate to Tibradden & Rockbrook providing a direct link to and from the city centre at peak times. As part of this change route 15b will no longer serve Whitechurch. Route 15b will terminate at Ballyboden Way.
Route 161 will be extended to Dundrum Luas Station providing connections from Tibradden/Rockbrook and Whitechurch to Nutgrove SC and Dundrum Luas Station. The service will be realigned in the Nutgrove area (see full details below).
Route 48a will no longer operate. Route 75 and 175 will be changed at a later date. See below for route alignment details.
Route 14 will operate from Dundrum Luas Station via Ballinteer Road, Ballinteer Avenue, Broadford Road, Barton Road East, Beaumont Avenue, Braemor Road, Braemor Park, Orwell Road, Rathgar Road, Rathmines Road Lower, Richmond Street South, Earlsfort Terrace, St. Stephen’s Green, Westmoreland Street/D’Olier Street, Eden Quay/Burgh Quay, Bus Aras, Amiens Street (Connolly Rail Station), North Strand Road, Fairview, Malahide Road, Collins Avenue, Beaumont Road, Skelly’s Lane and terminate opposite Artane Castle Shopping Centre (Ardlea Road/Maryfield Drive).
Route 61 will operate from Tibradden/Rockbrook & Whitechurch via Taylor’s Lane, Ballyboden Road, Willbrook Road, Grange Road, Nutgrove Avenue, Churchtown Road, Dundrum Road, Milltown Road, Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Ranelagh Road, Charlemont Street, Earlsfort Terrace, Kildare Street / Merrion Square West, Westland Row and Pearse Street /Townsend Street. The future timetables for route 44 and 61 will be integrated offering our customers to Ranelagh, Milltown and Dundrum a bus every 30 minutes throughout the day.
Route 161 will provide a connection from Tibradden and Rockbrook to LUAS via Edmondstown Road, Taylor’s Lane, Whitechurch, Grange Road, Stone Mason’s Way, Nutgrove Way, Nutgrove Avenue, Churchtown Road Lower and Dundrum (Luas).
Route 75 (future alignment)
Tallaght (The Square), Old Blessington Road, Old Bawn Road, Firhouse Road, Butterfield Avenue, Grange Road, Nutgrove Avenue, Churchtown Road, Dundrum, Kilmacud Road Upper, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Leopardstown Road, Stillorgan Road N11, Foxrock Church, Kill Lane, Kill Avenue, Dún Laoghaire Rail Station.
Route 175 (future alignment)
Tallaght (The Square), Old Blessington Road, Old Bawn Road, Killininny Road, St Colmcille’s Way, Scholarstown Road, Ballyboden Way, Taylor’s Lane, Grange Road, Stone Mason’s Way, Broadford Road, Ballinteer Avenue, Wyckham Way, Dundrum Shopping Centre, Sandyford Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Stillorgan Shopping Centre, Stillorgan Park, Monkstown Link Road, Monkstown Avenue, Mounttown Road, York Road, Dún Laoghaire Rail Station
Service Frequencies (Estimates)
Route Peak Off Peak
14 10-15 20
44 60 60
61 45 60
All timetables will be redesigned so that they will be easier to understand. Please note that new timetables read from left to right and then line by line as in a book or magazine. Weekdays are given their own column separated by colour. All routes will now have stop-specific departure times at selected locations for e.g. Route 14 will have specific departure times from D’Olier Street making it easier to plan your journey.