As the largest public transport service provider in Ireland, with 122 million customer journeys in 2015, College Green is a corridor of strategic importance for Dublin Bus. Almost two thirds (61%) of all public transport trips into Dublin city centre are made on Dublin Bus.
The College Green Bus Corridor has given faster, consistent and more reliable journey times for the 82 million Dublin Bus customers who travel through it annually. This in turn benefits customers on all cross city routes and generally benefits the reliability of the 360,000 daily customer trips across our network.
The corridor has been the single most progressive element of the Bus Priority Programme in the Greater Dublin Area and has delivered major benefits. It is at the core of Dublin’s retail and commercial centre which is where people coming into Dublin city want to go. Dublin Bus plays a significant part in the solution towards migrating people to public transport thus helping to create sustainable urban living in our capital and ensuring that Dublin city remains a thriving economic, cultural, retail, academic, social and political centre.
If Dublin Bus services can no longer travel on this strategic corridor a suitable and realistic alternative needs to be found which is attractive for customers, tourists and businesses and provides:
- Bus priority
- Consistent journey times
- Access and close proximity to the core Dublin retail and commercial centre
Dublin Bus will continue to work proactively with Dublin City Council to ensure that bus routes which have been diverted to unsuitable alignments to facilitate Luas Cross City works are reinstated after construction.