Dublin Bus is pleased to announce changes to services in Ballyfermot and Finglas on Sunday 13th November. These changes are part of Network Direct, delivering more direct, high frequency services with significantly improved connections across the city centre. Changes will be implemented on route 40/40a/40b/40d/78/78a.
As a result of infrastructural developments, Dublin Bus has been able to secure an improved terminus location for Route 40 in Finglas Village. This will allow for improved service accessibility and linkages to local businesses and amenities.
Route 40 will also operate with low floor technology providing increased comfort and accessibility levels for our customers in Ballyfermot and North Clondalkin.
Routes 40, 40a, 78 and 78a will be amalgamated and operate as Route 40. It will offer full cross city travel options for customers. Route 40 is high frequency route operating every 10 minutes at peak times, Route 40 will operate with low floor technology buses providing increased comfort and accessibility levels for our customers in Ballyfermot and North Clondalkin.
Route 40 will provide full cross city travel options for customers operating from Liffey Valley to Finglas via North Clondalkin, Ballyfermot, Inchicore, Kilmainham, Thomas Street, Dame Street, O’Connell Street, Parnell Square, Mater Hospital, Dorset Street, Drumcondra, Whitworth Road and Phibsboro and Finglas. Route 40 will now operate via Dame Street in both directions. It will provide a quicker, more direct service benefitting from the priority of the College Green Bus Corridor in both directions.
Route 40d will provide faster journey times to the city centre, operating from Tyrrelstown to Parnell Street via Ballycoolin, Mellowes Road, Finglas Village, Hart’s Corner, Whitworth Road, Dorset Street and Parnell Street. Route 40d will operate via Parnell Square West when operating toward Tyrrelstown.
Route 40b will continue to connect Toberburr with Finglas and the City Centre.
Please note route 40 and 40d will no longer operate via Mountjoy Square when operating toward Finglas.
Route 51 will no longer operate alternative routes include 13, 68, 69 and 40.
There are no changes to other services in your area at this stage.
All service changes will offer improved punctuality and reliability by maximising the use of bus priority on Quality Bus Corridors, by operating at even frequencies and by managing buses with the use of GPS control systems.
All our timetables will be redesigned, easier to understand and at consistent times past each hour. Timetables will also have intermediate timing points to make it easier to plan your journey e.g. Route 40 will have a dedicated departure time from Parnell Square operating towards Ballyfermot. Real Time Passenger Information units are also installed at key stops on route.
Route 40 City Centre Bus Stops
Towards Liffey Valley
Parnell Square East Bus Stop PN
O’Connell Street Bus Stop OP
D’Olier Street Bus Stop CJ
College Green Bus Stop 4521
Central bank Bus Stop 1358
Westmoreland Street Bus Stop CD
O’Connell Street Bus Stop OF
Parnell Square West Bus Stop PH
Revised Route 40
Revised Route 40b
Revised Route 40d