Malahide Road – Revised Service Proposals

Published on Monday, June 20, 2011

Dublin Bus would like to thank all its customers for feedback received during the consultation period relating to routes serving the Malahide Road. Following a thorough analysis a number of revisions have been made to the original proposals. Revised services are outlined below and will be introduced on a phased basis over the coming months.

These service changes cover the following existing routes: 17a, 20b, 27, 27b, 27x, 42, 42a, 42b, 43, 104 and 128. Customers in this area are currently experiencing the benefits of Network Direct with the revised 17a operating to Blanchardstown Centre. These changes will significantly enhance the network of services for our customers, reflecting the needs of the community and providing increased integration with Rail, Luas and key public services (e.g. Hospitals)

Implementation will commence over the coming months on a phased basis which will provide the Malahide, Coolock, Artane and Beaumont areas with more direct, high frequency and punctual bus services with improved cross city connections. Please click here to view a diagram on services in these areas

High frequency services

  • Route 17a, 27 & 128 will have peak weekday frequencies of 10 minutes or better

Improved connections for customers

  • Route 17a currently operates from Kilbarrack to The Blanchardstown Centre offering our customers a direct connection to Beaumont Hospital,  Cappagh Hospital, Ballycoolin & Connolly Hospital
  • Route 20b will be renamed route 14. It will offer significantly improved connections to the south city including Rathmines and Dundrum. It will continue to operate from its current terminus (Ardlea Road) serving Skelly’s Lane, Beaumont Road, Collins Avenue, Malahide Road, Burgh Quay/Eden Quay, St. Stephen’s Green, Rathmines, Ballinteer and Dundrum. Some departures will operate via Beaumont Hospital.
  • Route 27 will be amalgamated with route 77 and operate cross city to Jobstown, Tallaght. It will terminate at Edenmore Park operating via Millbrook Road, Darndale, Northside SC, Coolock, Artane, Fairview, Connolly Rail Station, Burgh Quay, Dame Street, Cork Street, Crumlin and Walkinstown to Tallaght
  • Route 27b will be renamed route 79 and will offer improved connections to the south west of the city. It will operate from Kilmore (Castletimon) to Park West via Trim Road, Beaumont Hospital, Kilbarron Road, Kilmore Road, Ardlea Road, Malahide Road, Connolly Rail Station, North/South Quays, Heuston Rail Station, Kilmainham, Sarsfield Road and Ballyfermot
  • Route 27x will continue to offer a direct connection between Coolock and Merrion Street, St Vincent’s Hospital and UCD Belfield
  • Route 42 will operate all trips from Sands Hotel via Portmarnock and The Hill to Malahide Village then via Seabury to the City Centre
  • Route 42b will be renamed route 27a and operate to the City Centre via Millbrook, Edenmore, Springdale, Harmonstown Road, McAuley Road, Artane Roundabout and Malahide Road
  • Route 43 will continue to operate as currently with revised timetables
  • Route 104 will operate from Beaumont Hospital to Clontarf (Conquer Hill) via Northside S.C., Darndale, Clare Hall (Tesco), Donaghmede SC, Tonlegee Road, Edenmore , Harmonstown, Vernon Avenue, Blackheath Park and Castle Avenue .
  • Route 128 will be extended to Ballycullen serving St. Stephen’s Green, Rathmines, Rathgar, Terenure and Templeogue


Timetable Changes
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 27 will have specific departure times from Eden Quay and College Street making it easier to plan your journey

Service Frequencies (Estimates)

Route     Peak       Off Peak
14           15           20
17a         10           20
27           10           15
27a         60           60
79           12           12
42           20           30
43           15           60
104         60           60
128         10           12

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